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Re: in Chicago - high packet loss?!?

  • From: Network Fortius
  • Date: Tue Sep 06 11:10:06 2005
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On Sep 6, 2005, at 9:36 AM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

In message <>, Network Fortius wr

And how exactly would you interpret the number returned by net_loss
(int), in a column called "LOSS", in reference to reachability of a
"hop" between two end points:

The hop not sending out the ICMP message for those packets, either
because its CPU is overloaded or because of a configuration option to
rate-limit them.

        --Steven M. Bellovin,
Thank you. The former seems close to what may have happened, with a possible impact beyond ICMP, as once having moved my client over to their Broadwing connection, their processing from Yahoo's site seems to have come back to where it was a few days ago.

Thanks again,
Network Fortius, LLC

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