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Lag Spikes, Cmd results

By smu122
Jun 13, 2008
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  1. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    here is a game server from the laptop on my network... i think i was mistaken about its lags... sorry bout that...:eek:
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  2. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Okay, and here are the results from the desktop. Both pathpings were done at the same time and to the same server.

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  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    ok; BOTH have similar losses at nodes 5-6-7 :(

    the desktop had 1% lost at your dslrouter (likely due to parallel outgoing traffic; ie workloading on your lan)

    laptop had physical link errors between nodes 8-9;
    this can be due to hi traffic volumes in/out bound from the "server"

    btw: did you notice that the desktop reports only EIGHT nodes while the laptop
    reports NINE? the losses between 8-9 are 99% and likely this cause the pathping to not find the
    last node

    other issue: node 9 has an invalid ip address [0.0.0.0] AND
    this is not the ip address that you were pinging in the first place!! (72.5.250.84)
    this is NOT good to say the least :(

    Code:
    $ whois -H 72.5.250.84
    Internap Network Services PNAP-09-2004 (NET-72-5-0-0-1)
                                      72.5.0.0 - 72.5.255.255
    The Ultimate Game Server INAP-DAL-EXT1-[B]ULTIMATEGAME[/B]-9721 (NET-72-5-250-0-1)
                                      72.5.250.0 - 72.5.250.255
     
  4. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Is the packet suppose to come back.., like on the laptop where it comes to "basement" (name of laptop)?
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    ping (and the derived pathping) has a protocol that sends a short message and
    then listens for the reply. the time for the round trip is 'the ping response time'.
    by setting some special bits in the tcp header, the reply records the node names that it has traversed.

    'Basement' is just bogus.

    I think you and I have taken this as far as the original request can be taken.

    yes you have variable lag times.

    no, it's not on your system.

    this is just life on tcp/internet.

    have a good day.
     
  6. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Alright, thanks for all the help.
     
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