Looking for recommendations for a dedicated ping responder

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Fri Sep 9 20:17:33 UTC 2016

> On Sep 9, 2016, at 4:08 PM, Dan White <dwhite at olp.net> wrote:
> 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. 

I know that the NETNOD folks did NTP in a FPGA that can do 4x 10GE,
perhaps that card and code could be used to do 40G ICMP responder?

- Jared

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