ICMP & PathMTU (was: Re: Extreme Slowness)

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 27 02:29:17 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 18:01 -0400, Elijah Savage wrote:
> For FYI :) I realize that ICMP is not the best way to test and it is
> not a true indication of slowness or the presence of a problem.

Two questions for everybody...(any and all responses appreciated, even
if the reply mentions botnets or hammers ;-) )

1) What value is ICMP if everybody pretty much considers it's accuracy

2) How does ICMP's suspect nature affect Path MTU?

-Jim P.

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