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Re: Initial Route Server Stats for MAE-East
From: Nathan Stratton <nathan () netrail net>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 17:23:32 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, Mike Nasto wrote:

On Sat, 21 Oct 1995, Mike O'Dell wrote:

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.

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