[thelist] Re: traceroutes

Daniel J. Cody djc at starkmedia.com
Fri May 25 14:33:45 CDT 2001

I recommend a third party system(either yours or someone elses) that
sits on a *different* network than the one you're checking and makes X
amount of HTTP requests a day(for webservers) This checks for network
connectivity and for the webserver software itself being up and
accepting requests.

If you're just pinging or trace'ing, you're only checking network
connectivity.. After all, the machine might still be up and fine, but
the websever may have crashed...


Ron_Senykoff at BEAEROSPACE.COM wrote:
> <snip>
> Some people use pings and traceroutes as the final say in whether a site is up
>       or down.. Don't rely on them cus many firewalls block out the ICMP
>       protocol which traceroute and ping both rely on.
> </snip>
> What tools do you all recommend for checking your servers?

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