Anyone from Verizon/TATA on here? Possible Packet Loss

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Wed Sep 26 19:02:04 UTC 2012


Many (most?) routers deprioritize ICMP meesages. Direct pings against the router are not informative re transit failures.

On Sep 26, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Derek Ivey wrote:
> After some further troubleshooting, I believe I have narrowed down the issue to one of Verizon's routers (130.81.28.255).
> 
> ping 130.81.28.255 repeat 100
> Type escape sequence to abort.
> Sending 100, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 130.81.28.255, timeout is 2 seconds:
> ?!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!?
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!?!!!
> Success rate is 91 percent (91/100), round-trip min/avg/max = 20/26/30 ms
> 
> I had my client send me the output of the ping command (100 pings) and a trace route. 
> 
> Their 5th hop is 130.81.28.254 and one of the response times in their trace route was 175ms so the issue seems to be around there.
> 
> I asked them to open a ticket with Verizon to take a look.
> 
> Thanks,
> Derek
> 
> On Sep 26, 2012, at 1:54 PM, Derek Ivey <derek at derekivey.com> wrote:
> 
>> Thanks guys. That was an informative read. I will do some more troubleshooting.
>> 
>> Derek
>> 
>> On Sep 26, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Darius Jahandarie <djahandarie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Blake Dunlap <ikiris at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> This is not the proper way to interpret traceroute information. Also, 3
>>>> pings is not sufficient to determine levels of packet loss statistically.
>>>> 
>>>> I suggest searching the archives regarding traceroute, or googling how to
>>>> interpret them in regards to packet loss, as what you posted does not
>>>> indicate what you think it does.
>>> 
>>> Agreed. Derek should read "A Practical Guide to (Correctly)
>>> Troubleshooting with Traceroute":
>>> http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog45/presentations/Sunday/RAS_traceroute_N45.pdf
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Darius Jahandarie
>> 
> 
> 

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