We've got something weird going on here at the moment. We use LMS 2.6 for network management/monitoring. In the last couple of days it has started reporting devices as unreachable when they're not. The status usually changes back to reachable within a couple of minutes, but may go unreachable again at any time during the day.
Checking 'show version' proves the uptime of these devices is weeks, not minutes. Our other monitoring program, Statseeker, is also showing the same symptoms. Statseeker uses ICMP ping to determine a devices reachability status, and contains an inbuilt analyzer to record traffic that hits the Statseeker server. It is NOT receiving ICMP redirects, so I've ruled that out as a source of the problem.
The bandwidth of the links to the devices being reported as down is NOT being heavily taxed, certainly no more than usual - and there has been no major change to our network that could account for this behaviour.
If anyone has any ideas I'd be really grateful.