Cogent Router dropping packets

Paul Stewart pstewart at
Fri Apr 18 00:33:34 UTC 2008

Same here... frequent packet loss.  We had Cogent GigE service for about
9 months if I recall - more than one major outage per month and packet
loss issues at least once a week.

You get what you pay for (within reason)....

Paul Stewart
Senior Network Administrator
5 King St. E., Millbrook, ON, LOA 1GO
Phone: 705-932-4127
Nexicom. Connected. Naturally.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
David Coulson
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:00 PM
To: Mike Fedyk
Cc: 'Ryan Harden'; nanog at
Subject: Re: Cogent Router dropping packets

Cogent frequently have routing and packet loss issues. I can't imagine 
VoIP over their network is all that appealing to most people. Last time 
I used Cogent I had a problem approx. every month, and I purchased 
transit from them.

Good luck :-)

Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Thank you, the issue seems to be fixed now at Cogent.
> Does anyone know how often issues like this seem to crop up?  I'm
> to see how hard I should push here for routing around cogent for
> our customers connect from.



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