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ICMP Ping Monitoring

The program allows you to monitor hosts using the ICMP ping.

The ICMP ping is the most widespread remote host availability check. In the essence, the ICMP protocol (Internet Control Message Protocol) was developed specifically for that purpose. The application periodically sends packets to the remote host and waits for the reply from it for the specified time. If the reply is received, the program compares the reply time with the specified value and reports that to the administrator. In the majority of cases, to consider a remote host available, it is enough to have the reply reception sign from it. However, in a number of situations that can be insufficient; for example, in cellular communications, when the excess of the response time can indicate the congestion of the channel or failure of the network equipment. Therefore, the availability of statistics on the response time values allows analyzing the performance of switching and other equipment and deciding promptly on the replacement or repair.

See also: TCP port monitoring, SNMP monitoring

 

Requirements: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8.1/2012/10 supported.