Re: Router appears in tracert but can't ping?
On 17 Jun 2003 at 22:02, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 21:27, Stefan Neufeind wrote:
> > What I'm looking for is a possibility to see if this router (that
> > denies ping- packets) is still available? I have Nagios running and
> > normally it monitors hosts via ping. So I need a replacement that
> > would tell me if this router on the way to a server is reachable. I
> > want to test the whole path to see where an error occured. Well, is
> > it possible to "simulate" traceroute-like packets? What would you do
> > to achive this?
> Pinging a machine that is beyond the router should be a strong
> indication that the router is still functioning. ;)
Well but you don't know if the machine behind is "dead" :-) I need to
ping the last router in front of a machine. So incase the machine
fails I can see if the backbone-router is still alive.