I am working with an iboot device from Dataprobe.com.
I am setting it to test whether our internet service is up or down by setting it to periodically ping an outside address.
When the ping fails, the cable modem and firewall will shutdown. After 5 minutes, the cable modem will restart.... and after another 2 minutes, the firewall will boot up.
The issue is I need a reliable ping target.
Are there servers out there that can be pinged for this purpose... i.e. they won't decide to block ping requests?
Any other problems associated with this approach?
Thanks for any suggestions,