[AusNOG] High latency between TPG and Vocus - Victoria
roy at racs.com.au
Tue Aug 25 17:08:07 EST 2020
Ahh, awesome, just sent another with link to WinMTR.
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I am sure the list would be interested in your findings.
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On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 at 17:06, Giles Pollock <glp71s at gmail.com> wrote:
> Agreed Roy, especially with how much ICMP traffic now gets messed with
> compared to other protocols. At best all it really gives me is a comparison
> between what I normally see and what I'm seeing at the moment. That and my
> constantly dying RDP and SSH sessions to various other hosts in the same
> Not that it can be relied on either, but running a traceroute from the
> hosts on the Vocus link back to me shows asymmetric routing as well.
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 4:59 PM Roy Adams <roy at racs.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi Giles,
>> Using ICMP tracesw to measure traffic loss is fraught with danger due to
>> intermediate routers dropping unimportant traffic like ICMP.
>> Drawing conclusions regarding packet loss also requires noting the same
>> or higher degree of packet loss further down the trace, among many other
>> factors (see further below)
>> A double end trace (one initiated form each end) is required from
>> 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, and also from 220.127.116.11 to
>> This could well show that the trace in each direction follows a different
>> path - i.e. asymmetric routing.
>> mtr / WinMTR is a more reliable tool to do the above - you will need mtr
>> profiles from each end to start painting a better picture.
>> Some light reading on understanding traceroutes in general, well worth
>> the read:
>> I hope the above is of use.
>> Here in the Philippines, we have learned some hard lessons about making
>> assumptions about traffic loss.
>> ROY ADAMS* | *P 07 3040 5010 | Web: http://www.racs.com.au/ | Wiki:
>> https://ex.racs.com.au:444/ | eMail: mailto:roy at racs.com.au
>> <roy at racs.com.au>
>> A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events,
>> and outcomes.
>> If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait
>> until you hire an amateur - Red Adair.
>> Life is a journey through a series of adventures... Live them, love them,
>> hate them, but never give up on your dreams, desires, and goals.
>> Have you been good today? ಠ_ಠ
>> On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 at 16:42, Giles Pollock <glp71s at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Not sure if anyone else is enjoying this experience, but I've seen a few
>>> occasions where there seems to be degradation between TPG and Vocus in
>>> Victoria. Pings go up by between 50-100ms with about 15% packet loss along
>>> the way.
>>> 4 5 ms 6 ms 5 ms 10.20.22.139
>>> 5 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms 27-32-160-196.static.tpgi.com.au
>>> 6 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms 203-219-107-206.static.tpgi.com.au
>>> 7 69 ms 67 ms 69 ms 18.104.22.168
>>> 8 * * * Request timed out.
>>> 9 * * * Request timed out.
>>> 10 68 ms 68 ms 68 ms 22.214.171.124
>>> 11 73 ms 72 ms 72 ms 126.96.36.199
>>> Seen it come and go a few times over the last few weeks too. Makes
>>> working from home a bit of a pain when remote sessions keep getting punted
>>> out due to the packet loss!
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