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[SLUG] Re: ADSL Network Monitoring & Graphing
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: ADSL Network Monitoring & Graphing
- From: Ben Buxton <bb@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 23:07:37 +1000
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scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx uttered the following thing:
> Hey Guys,
> We are on bridged dsl, which presents a slight problem.... you don't know
> when an outage occurs.
> I am creating a script that pings every minute and reports if no pings
> were received, or if there were packet loss.
> I am just thinking whether its best to ping the dsl gateway on the other
> side of the coppers or If I should ping their DNS servers, or another
> ISP's DNS server.
> Which would give me the most accurate ping time and network statistics?
I would have thought that a bridged DSL modem still has an IP address
to work with (at least my pppoe client talks to the modem). Any modem
worth its salt will have an SNMP server built in through which you
should be able to determine the line state.
Ben Buxton - Random Network Person