Friday, December 7, 2012
Just a little bit about ping testing. I have found over the years that sometimes a ping request will time out once during a ping -t and still not mean that it really timed out. If it fails twice in a row, then sure, it failed to get the echo-reply back. But how do you go about verifying that the one ping actually did fail (when there is only one failure)? I use two different programs. 1. CMD, by doing a ping -t and 2. using PingInfoViewer. If a ping times out in both programs, you can be sure that it was a failure. If only in one program, then it was likely not really a failure, according to what I have experienced in the past.