Initial Route Server Stats for MAE-East

remember that using pings to sample connectivity to a very busy
cisco router is not a very reliable probe for several reasons.
Returning pings is a low-priority task in the first place, and
they are rate-limited, so if the processor is busy processing
lots of BGP updates and several folks are fribbling with it
using ping or SNMP, it is less than clear what they will see.


OK! Agreed. So then, what would you use?

Ping, yes it has a low-priority, but we are looking at routers "busy"
routers. If they were not busy the pings would not be so bad.

Nathan Stratton CEO, NetRail, Inc. Your Gateway to the World!