Measure overall network availability
vickyr at socal.rr.com
Fri Jan 7 14:23:55 UTC 2005
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Jim Popovitch wrote:
| On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 12:09 +0530, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
|>Maybe maintain a few 1U colo boxes (cheap!) in data centers on
|>selected networks around the world, from where you want to measure
|>reachablity .. run nothing except nagios or some other monitoring app
|>for measuring availablity of services like http, smtp, etc that you
|>want to know are available or not,
| I've often wondered, as I work intimately with NMS software, just how
| much cross network traffic is "are you there?" related. Would it have a
| positive impact on overall net performance if everyone just turned off
| all internetwork status polling?
depends on the polling period.
| -Jim P.
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