Solved

well known ping servers

Posted on 2004-10-08
15
200 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10

hi guys,

are there any well know hosts, that act as dedicated ping servers...
is there a list of these servers especially by country..  ( similair to the time servers provided
by the navy )..

ideally these server would be owned by large enough comanies or industries that
they are almost always up, and have a big enough network to handle any volume
of ping requests.



apakian...


0
Comment
Question by:apakian
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
15 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:scampgb
ID: 12260200
Hi apakian,

Most hosts on the Internet won't respond to pings for security reasons.  Can you explain a little more about what you're trying to do?

Your ISP should be able to give you some IP addresses that will respond to pings.

Whenever I want to test something, I tend to ping www.yahoo.com
0
 

Author Comment

by:apakian
ID: 12260296

i need to have a list of well know servers hardcoded into an application,
hosts that are pretty much guranteed to be operating as ping servers
for at least another 3-4 years... as i mentions time.mil servers have been
responding to 'whats the time' requests for years now, and will do so
for a while yet.. i need the equivalent for ping.. almost like a beacon.

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:syn_ack_fin
ID: 12260900
You can try and use the DNS root servers. Most respond to pings and they will definately be around for a while.

Good luck
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:scampgb
ID: 12261336
syn_ack_fin: Excellent idea :-)

Apakian, I've tested the root servers and the following are currently responding to my pings:
a.root-servers.net
c.root-servers.net
d.root-servers.net
f.root-servers.net
h.root-servers.net
i.root-servers.net
j.root-servers.net
k.root-servers.net
l.root-servers.net
m.root-servers.net

I suggest that you use the DNS name and not the IP, just in case one of the root servers moves :-)

0
 

Author Comment

by:apakian
ID: 12261406

is there any catagorised by country,, the more detailed the better ..
like country/state ...
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:netspec01
ID: 12261421
If you are trying to monitor your ISP/Internet connection I'd suggest asking your ISP for a host to ping/monitor.  Their name servers might be a good choice or maybe your upstream router at your ISP.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:apakian
ID: 12261453

it's not to monitor my connection,, my friend and i really need a list of
well known servers by geography... we might be setting up
a game server, and don't want the expense of setting servers
in lots of countries,, so we want to use existing well known ones..
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:netspec01
ID: 12261664
One of the free graphical ping programs used geographic location and a map.  I can't recall which one it was.
0
 

Author Comment

by:apakian
ID: 12261713

yes i remember it: but forgot the name :-(
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:grblades
ID: 12681523
I believe one of this is called viaualroute.
0
 

Author Comment

by:apakian
ID: 12708543

sorry. guys, been away on a holiday,
a forgot that this was open..

im still looking for an answer:...

ill increase the points hopefully serving as an incentive..
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
grblades earned 400 total points
ID: 12708634
I meant to say 'visualroute' (http://www.visualroute.com/).
Have you had a look?
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SD - WAN 2 44
Botnet detection help me please 21 85
What Can't I Connect by FTP??? 27 56
Network connections wi-fi configuration issue 6 20
Let’s list some of the technologies that enable smooth teleworking. 
If your business is like most, chances are you still need to maintain a fax infrastructure for your staff. It’s hard to believe that a communication technology that was thriving in the mid-80s could still be an essential part of your team’s modern I…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now