On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 03:35:59PM +1300, Matthew Poole wrote:
Been running SmokePing for a little while now, building up a
statistical sample, and wondering what's an acceptable level of loss
to be seeing through the provider's core, both to targets foreign
and domestic and also from the premises to the first hop in the
Obviously I'm seeing a non-zero level (averages are in the
zero-point-something range, but some of the maximums are above 0),
so want to know what people consider to be the point where I go from
"unreasonable customer" to "customer with a justified concern"?
There can be considerable impact with 0.05% average packet loss. If it's happening
to all destinations then maybe there's a problem with the link?
I would trust a known well connected host rather than your next hop, as lots of routers
forward better than they answer pings. I'd also look at using iperf in udp mode, with
long test, at low bit rates, to see if it's bursty, what direction it's in,
more or less traffic impacts it etc.