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Smokeping targets



I have a couple of different SmokePing implementations related to our SaaS platform.

I have monitors inside our network looking at several of our largest customers.

I have monitors in some IaaS providers looking back at us.

I do include a couple of common addresses previously mentioned since I need some sort of confirmation to show the sites can actually get out.


On Jan 7, 2016, at 10:24 AM, Jon Lewis <jlewis at lewis.org<mailto:jlewis at lewis.org>> wrote:

On Thu, 7 Jan 2016, Brian R. Swan wrote:

Hi all,

I??m setting up smokeping to try and gather some latency statistics on my ISP to different parts of the world.  Does there exist a list or any generic recommendations of different targets to config within smokeping? Google and searching the NANOG mailing list have failed me, and I don??t want to just spam random IP addresses with ICMP requests if there??s a more official/accepted method for doing this.

8.8.8.8 is pretty popular.  There's lots of them. (Anycast)

But, it's not nice to send remote networks unwanted traffic (it's a DNS server, not a light house), and I know GOOG receives enough ICMP at some of those anycast nodes to be "problematic".

I'd say keep your smokeping targets to devices you or your connectivity provider(s) own/are paying for rather than abusing random 3rd parties just to satisfy your curiosity.

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