Finding overloaded network link

Asked by Juma Lungo on 2013-05-03

Today i learned a linux command for to find out a bad or simply overloaded network link with Ubuntu Linux

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teddy Sandram Edit question
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Juma Lungo
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2013-05-09
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2013-05-09
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Juma Lungo (jlungo) said : #2

while in Ubuntu Linux terminal you can just issue a command:

mtr google.com

How mtr works?

Once mtr invoked it starts investigates the network connection between the hosts mtr runs on and HOSTNAME by sending packets with purposely low TTLs (time to live). It will continue to send packets with low TTL, noting the response time of the intervening routers. This allows mtr to print the response percentage and response times of the internet route to HOSTNAME

During this run if you notice a sudden increase in packet-loss or response time is an indication of overloaded link or a bad link.

Juma Lungo (jlungo) said : #3

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