I want to know the latency from my machine to webfaction hosted site.
I tried doing a ping onto the remote machine IP, but it looks ICMP Ping messages are blocked at the other end. Am I missing anything here?
Is there any other way to do this ( a hack?)
asked Apr 21 '12 at 03:13
We don't block ICMP on our end on any of our web servers, so it must be an intermediate router that is blocking your packets.
That said, ICMP is not an effective way to measure latency as ICMP packets are normally deprioritized by intermediate routers.
I personally prefer hping:
$ sudo hping3 -S -p 22 web329 HPING web329 (eth0 126.96.36.199): S set, 40 headers + 0 data bytes len=46 ip=188.8.131.52 ttl=54 DF id=0 sport=22 flags=SA seq=0 win=14600 rtt=252.4 ms len=46 ip=184.108.40.206 ttl=54 DF id=0 sport=22 flags=SA seq=1 win=14600 rtt=252.5 ms len=46 ip=220.127.116.11 ttl=53 DF id=0 sport=22 flags=SA seq=2 win=14600 rtt=249.5 ms len=46 ip=18.104.22.168 ttl=53 DF id=0 sport=22 flags=SA seq=3 win=14600 rtt=249.0 ms
answered Apr 21 '12 at 03:31