Solved

Best IP address to ping to confirm local and overseas internet is up

Posted on 2014-01-06
4
799 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-22
Hi just looking for ip4 address x 2 - to setup monitor for local (Australia/Perth) and Internet (overseas) . can someone assist please.

I want to leave these running to confirm Internet Up
0
Comment
Question by:philb19
4 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Patricksr1972
ID: 39761342
Hi

I would go with 8.8.8.8 (google US) for overseas and local you should be able to determine yourself. Any website located in au should do.

Example for local can be 117.53.167.33 http://www.visitvictoria.com/
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
ID: 39761373
Some ISP filter ICMP under determined circumstances (high bandwidth usage, mitigate any kind of attack...) consider add additional test to determine if your internet connection is UP or DOWN (some ISP provide any tool to do this).
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Miftaul
ID: 39761752
You can ping www.google.com. They allow icmp ping and they are always up.

The good thing about pinging a FQDN is, you can be sure that your dns is also working.

On the routers, we can send tcp probes to check the conctivity. Its good to ensure availablity to internet not limiting to isp next-hop.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
masnrock earned 500 total points
ID: 39762488
I tend to use 8.8.8.8 (already mentioned) and 4.2.2.3 (Level 3 DNS server) which are both in the US, but all you really need is a server that is consistently up AND will respond to ICMP traffic. The answer is truly there isn't a best, it's more a matter of personal preference.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises 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…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

803 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