I found some similar questions, but not quite like this, so am going ahead and posting.
I use a replication product at a client site. We are running a Windows 2003/2008 server environment. It is not working very well because it claims that it's losing connection with its agent(s) from time to time. But it does this even on LAN connections, and being on a very solid corporate LAN, this seems highly unlikely.
However, getting Support to agree that it may be their issue and not ours, is where I need help. I need to gather some kind of evidence that another program that relies on a steady TCP connection does not report drops when the replication product does.
So I'm looking for a utility that would run on 2 servers, and can establish a TCP connection between them, and then report back on any connection interruptions that ensue, even if brief. It doesn't even have to be a utility, but can even be a program that relies on something on the other server so much that if there was even a momentary drop, it would display a message or error. I'm pretty flexible, but I just need a reliable way to prove that the connection is solid.
I thought about continuous ping, but its limitation is that it has no timestamp associated with any dropped pings, and is also not using TCP, so may be a slightly different scenario.
Thanks much in advance! -Sandra