Do you know SmokePing or StrafePing?

November 25, 2008

The word part “ping” leads you to ICMP packages, Ok – but what is special with Smoke or Strafe Ping? Basically they send multiple ICMP echo requests on block to a given target on block and stores the response-time of each as well as the packet loss. SmokePing is the inventor of this technique and consists of a daemon process which organizes the latency measurements and a CGI which presents the graphs.

Here are some screenshots from the authors homepage:

SmokePing screenshot1

SmokePing screenshot2

StrafePing is a feature in OpenNMS, which is a network management system and you can activate it for the nodes it monitors. Here is a screenshot for this too:

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