I am a newbie here. I have a question in mind and this is my first post.
I have a dynu ddns host redirected to my router's ip address. I setup a bqm, but it shows a thick red block (100% packet loss). I am have a virgin media superhub 3 in modem mode. My router is bt home hub 5a with openwrt. My virgin supplied host name looks like pc#####[email protected]@@@51-6-0-cust##.#-#.cable.virginm.net)
I have no idea about icmp protocol(s). All that I know is it does not need any port number.
With this meagre knowledge, I decided to go a little deeper. So I create two more bqms. One for virgin supplied ip address (raw-ip) and another for virgin supplied host name (vm-host). Here are all the three the graphs :
1. ddns : ddns
2. raw-ip : raw-ip
3. VM-Host : VirginMedia-Host
I have been disabling and enabling the wan ping on my bt hh5a every now and then. These changes are reflected in raw-ip and VM-Host bqms. I also verified by pinging the relevent host/ip address. However the ddns bqm still shows a 100 % packet loss.
My question is : Is my ddns service not sending dns request to the bqm server? Or is someone else, say Virgin Media, replying to the pings on my behalf?
I appreciate your thoughts over this scenario. This will help me to understand the things. Since bqm is a free service, I want to limit the usage to the minimum. So, just ddns bqm should suffice. But until it gets working, I need to attend the bqm setup manually. Getting the ddns host bqm working is the reason for this post.
Thank you for your time and attention.