Smokeping - EchoPingHttps

Douglas Vought douglas.vought at
Wed Oct 20 23:47:42 UTC 2021

As to the user agents issue, take your pick:

and see if you find a difference

On 10/20/2021 7:24 PM, Mike Hammett 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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