I would like to test the network links from the perspective of the host's receivers, Windows and Linux boxes. I am looking for an analysis of packet losses.
Is there a good way to test this? Would a ping test do it? Can a ping test be scripted from the router?
There are no errors on the receive ports of the switches, 6513s and 4506s.
By the way, I now believe in cleaning the fiber ends prior to inserting them in ports. I have use optics alcohol cleaning pads, but this is discouraged by Cisco. They also discourage liquid air. They prefer the dry cartriges.
I purchased a Fluke DTX-1800 cable tester. This gives me a pulse of the link quality. I live in the aerospace world.