Measure overall network availability

Robert E.Seastrom rs at
Fri Jan 7 14:56:29 UTC 2005

Jim Popovitch <jimpop at> writes:

> 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?
> <ducking>

Depends on the number in the most significant nybble of the first byte
of the IP header.


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