Looking for recommendations for a dedicated ping responder

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Fri Sep 9 20:08:49 UTC 2016

We're being caught up in some sort of peering dispute between Level 3 and
Google (in the Dallas area), and we've fielded several calls from larger
customers complaining of 40-50% packet loss (to when there appears
to be no actual service impacting loss.

We currently suggest customers use a Linux server to ping against, or
another public host.

Ideally we'd like to use a hardware based ICMP system for customer use -
Accedian NIDs are good at this (exceptionally low jitter) accept they
throttle at 500 pings per second. 

On 09/09/16 15:00 -0500, Josh Reynolds wrote:
>Can you elaborate?
>On Sep 9, 2016 2:54 PM, "Dan White" <dwhite at olp.net> wrote:
>> Are there any products you're using which are dedicated to responding to
>> customer facing pings?

Dan White
BTC Broadband
Network Admin Lead
Ph  918.366.0248 (direct)   main: (918)366-8000
Fax 918.366.6610            email: dwhite at olp.net

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