Recommendation of Tools

Pekka Savola pekkas at
Wed Dec 3 06:52:40 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, Andrew Mulholland wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 10:47 PM, Lee, Steven (NSG Malaysia) <
> kin-wei.lee at> wrote:
>> Hi all, do you have any recommended tools that can measure latency/delay
>> hop by hop basis? Preferable the tools can measure the running (live)
>> traffic.
> mtr ? -

FWIW, Mtr measures latency/delay and loss based on ICMP messages heard 
back from the routers on path.  As a result, in almost all cases, the 
real hop-by-hop latency of actual end-to-end data packets is better 
than it can report.

Pekka Savola                 "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
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