Smokeping - EchoPingHttps

John Adams jna at
Thu Oct 21 01:21:36 UTC 2021

I sort of feel like echopinghttps is a near 20-year old tool with little to
no bearing on the reality of where TLS is today.

The owner of this tool has discontinued it ( see ) and it is no longer maintained. I
wouldn't rely on it anymore.


On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 4:26 PM Mike Hammett <nanog at> wrote:

> I used EchoPingHttps for the first time today.
> I pulled up the top 20 sites (well, removing duplicate sites from the same
> company) from Alexa and put them in to trend response times. I've had "this
> feels slow" over the years, but no way to really track that other than
> feels and pings.
> I noticed that a few (Facebook, Salesforce, ESPN, and Zillow) don't chart
> at all, with varying errors in a smokeping --debug. I've noticed that a
> couple more (Amazon and Etsy) are fickle in their responses. I assume if
> they're not responding, they're poo pooing on my fake client. Am I in the
> right ballpark?
> Next, is there a better way of doing this? I saw the curl plugin, but it
> was only after I had seen EchoPingHttps, so maybe curl is "better."
> -----
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> Midwest-IX
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