I've always thought that the ping command was a good tool to check your connection between one site to another. We were having trouble with email today, so I starting ping the smtp server on our ISP site. It was coming back with time= greather that 2000 never below 100. I was told by the ISP that this did not always represent a problem with them, but it could also mean that users were using up our bandwidth with streaming or something that was data intensive. I had a hard time believing that. Can someone let me know if this is true?