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Re: [TCLUG:4236] ISP dropping packets

On 18 Feb, Tim Wilson wrote:

> Is there a tool I can run on my Linux box that will evaluate that sort of
> thing. I thought maybe a shell script that would periodically ping a
> predetermined group of IP addresses and save the statistics to a file for
> examination later. Is this a reasonable approach? Of course, I'm not sure
> how to write such a script, but I bought a copy of O'Reilly's bash book
> recently so I could probably figure it out. Does anyone have a better
> idea?

Try Matt's Traceroute, also called mtr.  It pings each host along
the route and gives you loss information at each hop.

Jon Schewe