Posts Tagged ‘ping response’

Track Network Conditions and Website Performance with Dotcom-Monitor

Monday, September 28th, 2015

In an internet based economy, the efficiency, speed and reliability of a company’s website and network can often spell the difference between success and failure. A slow or unreliable website or network can result in discouraged customers, lost sales opportunities and lower search engine rankings. Dotcom-Monitor provides network professionals with an essential tool for tracking conditions and performance of corporate websites and networks and helps to ensure that customers are able to find and effectively access your site when they need your products and services.

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Console Servers Provide the Ideal Solution for Remote Network Equipment Management

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The biggest problem with managing remote network equipment sites is fairly obvious; due to the “remote” nature of these sites, it’s usually pretty difficult for an administrator to know exactly what’s going on at a remote site and if anything does go wrong, then the only way to fix it is an expensive, time consuming service call to a site that might be located in a whole different time zone. Remote site management would be easy if you could permanently station a tech support team on-site 24-7, but who’s got the budget for that these days? In cases like this, a console server unit, intelligently deployed at a remote site can often accomplish the same thing as on-site personnel … at a fraction of the cost and also faster and more efficiently than a service call or truck roll.

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How Can a Console Server Detect a Network Problem Before Users Complain?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

A well-designed console server should be able to do more than merely provide out of band communication with remote network devices; it should also be able to monitor remote devices and inform network administrators when potentially troubling conditions are detected. One of the most important tasks that a console server can perform, is to monitor ping response by remote network devices, in order to allow network administrators to know immediately when a device ceases to respond.

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Is Your Terminal Switch Safe from Hackers Looking for IP Addresses?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

When it comes to terminal switch products and other out of band management tools, ping command response sometimes creates an overlooked security hole. In many situations, hackers who are interested in gaining access to important network control functions can discover IP addresses for sensitive network devices by randomly pinging a series of IP numbers until they find an address that responds. Once a device responds, the hacker then knows the IP address of the unit, providing an initial foothold that could be used to eventually gain access to secure devices.

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