Proxy Ping Tool                                               

    Proxy Ping utility of OpUtils software is used to ping a target device using a Cisco router. The router acts as the proxy for the target device and responds to the ping request.

    To check the connectivity status of a remote IP Address/Host from a Router

    1. Click the Settings -> Tools tab.

    2. Choose Proxy Ping available under the Diagnostic Tools category.

    3. Enter the Proxy Router Name/IP Address from where the Ping has to be initiated.

    4. Enter the Router's Write Community String.

    5. Enter the IP Address /Host Name of the device to be contacted or select the IP Address/Host Name from the available list.

    6. To change the Proxy Ping default settings click the Settings button, and specify values for the following:

    • Number of Pings - Enter the number of packets to be sent to the remote device from the CISCO router. The number of pings should be between 1 to 100.

    • Packet Size - Enter the size of the packets to be sent to the remote device. The packet size should be between 32 to 4096 bytes.

    • Ping Delay - The time in milliseconds between each successive Ping to the target IP address. The lesser the time specified the more the Pings to the target IP address.

    • Timeout (ms) - Enter the maximum time in milliseconds(ms) that a packet can wait/remain in the network before reaching its destination, after which the packet is discarded.

    • Server Timeout - Enter the maximum time in milliseconds that the Server should wait to get the Ping Result from the Cisco router

    • Click Save to save the values. To maintain the default values click Restore Defaults.

    1.  Click the Ping button.

    2. Check the results. For devices that are not reachable, the target device is displayed in red. For targets that are reachable the Target device is shown in green.

    3. The Round Trip Time, Sent Packets, and Received Packets along with the Packet Loss Percentage are also displayed in the table.

    Note: The Ping test will work only from SNMP-enabled CISCO routers.