If you suspected intermittent packet loss on a corporate network that you have no authority over, as an IT guy how would you irrefutably document it? (you are on a Mac, so any *nix toolchain is possible).


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    This might be better on ServerFault – mmmmmm Nov 13 '13 at 15:18

The answer depends on the topology of the network.

You can set off different sized pings to different hosts internally and externally, reset these every hour with a bash script, and copy the output to an hourly directory.

Analyse the output in excel, tweak via vim.

You may also try traceroute -I which will give you hops using ICMP echo instead of UDP.

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