Hurricane Electric packet loss

Tim Heckman t at heckman.io
Tue Jul 22 18:24:37 UTC 2014


Hey Wolfgang,

I believe I may be seeing similar behavior but it's hard for me to
confirm. My network configuration is one that mtr doesn't support, so
I can't get a report when we're having issues. I don't have my transit
provided directly from HE, but rather through a provider who colocates
out of one of their facilities. So I'm not sure I could even directly
reach out to the Hurricane Electric NOC to get help.

We've been seeing the odd connectivity issues between HE FMT2 (Linode)
and AWS US-WEST-1 and US-WEST-2. It's a mixed combination of loss and
increased latency, both which cause some hiccups in some of our
WAN-based clusters. There have been times where the issues we've seen
have been attributed to a DoS attack directed toward a Linode
customer, but there have been quite a few networking events that seem
to have no relation to a known attack.

Thanks for reaching out to NANOG with this issue, it may have shed
some light on some of the issues we are seeing.

Cheers!
-Tim

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Wolfgang Nagele (AusRegistry)
<wolfgang.nagele at ausregistry.com.au> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We’ve been customers of Hurricane Electric for a number of years now and always been happy with their service.
>
> In recent months packet loss on some of their major routes has become a very common (every few days) occurrence. Without knowledge of their network I am unsure what’s the cause of it but we’ve seen it on the Tokyo - US routes as well as the London - US routes. It reminds me of the Cogent expansion which was carried out by unsustainable oversubscription which eventually resulted in unusable service for a number of years. Having seen some of the rates that HE has been selling for I can’t help but wonder if they made the same mistake ...
>
> Here is an example of what’s going on again atm.
> HOST: prolocation01.ring.nlnog.ne Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
>   1.|-- 2a00:d00:ff:136::253       0.0%    11    0.3   0.3   0.3   0.4   0.0
>   2.|-- 2a00:d00:1:12::1           0.0%    10    0.7   0.8   0.7   1.1   0.1
>   3.|-- hurricane-electric.nikhef  0.0%    10    0.7   3.1   0.7   8.3   2.9
>   4.|-- 100ge9-1.core1.lon2.he.ne  0.0%    10    9.8  12.6   8.0  19.2   4.1
>   5.|-- 100ge1-1.core1.nyc4.he.ne 10.0%    10   74.7  74.6  73.7  80.8   2.3
>   6.|-- 10ge10-3.core1.lax1.he.ne 30.0%    10  133.4 138.0 133.4 145.1   4.8
>   7.|-- 10ge1-3.core1.lax2.he.net 20.0%    10  135.7 139.1 133.4 145.1   4.5
>   8.|-- 2001:504:13::3b           40.0%    10  143.2 143.1 142.1 144.4   0.8
>   9.|-- 2402:7800:100:1::55       50.0%    10  144.4 144.1 143.8 144.4   0.2
>  10.|-- 2402:7800:0:1::f6         60.0%    10  298.7 298.4 298.2 298.7   0.2
>  11.|-- ge-0-1-4.cor02.syd03.nsw. 10.0%    10  299.3 298.9 298.3 299.5   0.5
>  12.|-- 2402:7800:0:2::18a        20.0%    10  299.7 299.4 298.9 300.1   0.4
>  13.|-- 2001:dcd:12::10           30.0%    10  299.8 299.5 298.8 300.0   0.5
>
> Is anybody else observing this as well?
>
> Cheers,
> Wolfgang


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