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Q: Reporting on router packet loss with ipMonitor ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Reporting on router packet loss with ipMonitor
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: millsy999-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 12 Oct 2006 02:29 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2006 23:19 PDT
Question ID: 772879
How can I monitor and report on packet loss stats on routers using
ipMonitor (

Request for Question Clarification by maniac-ga on 12 Oct 2006 09:31 PDT
Hello Millsy999,

Can you provide some additional information related to:
 - the specific routers (suppliers & models) you want to monitor
 - the hosts connected to those routers (e.g., Windows, Unix, Linux)
 - if you have full access to the hosts and routers being monitored
 - the network topology / links / protocols that you want packet loss
stats collected
The last one for example - are you interested packet loss on VOIP
links (ignoring ftp and http traffic)?

From what I understand of the documentation of ipMonitor, it can do tasks such as
 - set up and monitor "Simple Network Monitor Protocol" (SNMP) traps
to detect conditions such as packet loss IF the router supports
Management Information Blocks (MIBs) that record that information
 - using "PING" (or similar methods) to test network links on a
regular basis and derive an approximation of packet loss (but may
detect bursts of losses)
 - set up a monitor to run on a host which may be able to derive
packet loss information from the point of view of that host.
Depending on your equipment and type of packet loss you are trying to
collect, it may be feasible to do the collections using ipMonitor.

Would you also be interested in other applications (free and
otherwise) that may be able to do similar data collection and analysis
on packet loss? There are a number of publically deployed measurement
infrastructures as described at:
and based on your application, it may be possible to use the tools
from one of these to meet your specific needs.

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