[nsp] Graphing packet loss

Ed Ravin eravin at panix.com
Mon Nov 24 11:03:01 EST 2003

On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 11:59:56AM -0300, Lucas Iglesias wrote:
> To properly graph packet loss over a link, you would need to send packets
> (ICMP) secuencially over the link and check they return.
> The packet loss clould happen for 4 reasons (in the roundtrip): local output
> drops, remote input errors, remote output drops and local input errors.
> The only monitoring system that I know for sure it does that is the JFFNMS
> (http://jffnms.sourceforge.net/) ,but I think there has to be others.

Like Smokeping, which provides an invaluable display of loss and latency?
Which lets you monitor loss by sendin TCP or UDP packets as well as ICMP?
That also does the laundry, cleans the catbox, and promotes world peace?
(OK, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but in case you can't tell I recommend
it highly.)


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