Chapter 15. Monitoring Tools and Techniques

   Purpose
    Ping
    Traceroute
      How traceroute works
      Link back to section on asymmetric paths
    MRTG
    Intermapper
    What's Up
    Helpful resources
      Local ISP account with different upstream providers that
        you plan to use
      SWIP generator (under infopage.cw.net)
    Good advice
      Take control of your DNS, forward and reverse
      Make sure all your router's ports have distinct names
        when their addresses are mapped to names
    If you're doing router configuration work via a VTY, it's
      often a good idea to a) goose up the exec idle-timeout,
      and b) keep one telent session open to the loopback address
      and one open to the serial port with the ISP.
    Set escape-character to something easily typed
      

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