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Author Topic: Ping testing online  (Read 415 times)

Weaver

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Ping testing online
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:41:38 AM »

I remember dimly that there used to be a highly useful service where a server would regularly ping some destination and then email you if there were no responses to the pings (perhaps within some configurable limits). I just canít remember where it was - Iím thinking that it died for some reason.

I would love to find an equivalent. Any ideas?

Such a service has to be hosted online, canít be from a machine in my own network, for reasons I wonít bore you with.

The requirements are that I need to know if a particular device, in this case my 3G USB Ďdongleí NIC, goes down as seen from the internet side of things; canít ping it from within the LAN here as that would not be a sufficient test to cover all types of failure.

And Iím not talking about single manually initiated pings here, has to be continuous monitoring.
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Re: Ping testing online
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2020, 02:18:05 AM »

Ping plotter? Smoke ping?

There's a few similar services.

A nice comparison list here: https://www.comparitech.com/net-admin/best-alternatives-to-pingplotter/
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Re: Ping testing online
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2020, 03:32:02 PM »

This may be the one you're think of, it's been around a while.

http://fruk.net/index.php?fruk=f8lure
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Re: Ping testing online
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2020, 09:17:15 PM »

Trouble with f8lure was I used to forget to sign in every 30 days.
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Re: Ping testing online
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 05:05:12 AM »

Many thanks, just what I needed. The every 30 days thing is going to be a really major nuisance, shame there isnít a paid version.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 05:09:16 AM by Weaver »
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Weaver

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Re: Ping testing online
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 03:20:51 AM »

I have set up a test with f8lure but stupidly I forgot to sort out firewalling, so the ping tests are failing, unsurprisingly, and I thing that zealous firewalling blocking ICMP is the answer. I tried to make a firewall hole just for one dest IP address and for ICMP only but I havenít got it sorted out yet. Duh.

With the f8lure ping tester, what is the source address the pings are coming from ?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2020, 03:23:07 AM by Weaver »
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Re: Ping testing online
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2020, 08:10:16 AM »

I am using

90.155.6.180 and 78.129.174.185
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