• Hey guys,

    Speakeasy is telling me the firewall is causing high ping times at the gateway, but not why. Is there a scenario that causes the firewall to create high ping times from the firewall directly to the modem??

    Traceroute output:

    1  dsl081-085-001.lax1.dsl.speakeasy.net (64.81.xx.x)  107.336 ms  13.146 ms  20.805 ms
    2  220.ge-0-1-0.cr2.lax1.speakeasy.net (  34.744 ms  11.696 ms  12.612 ms
    3  ge-3-1-440.ipcolo2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (  11.016 ms  11.207 ms  10.390 ms
    4  ae-2-70.edge5.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (  11.760 ms  12.330 ms  12.311 ms
    5  TELIAX.edge5.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (  11.740 ms  13.159 ms  15.090 ms
    6 (  13.724 ms  12.915 ms  13.371 ms

    I am doing this test from the diagnostics tab within the firewall. I can repeat this test and sometimes it is perfect but mostly this is what I get or higher times.

    Ping output:

    PING 64.81.xx.x (64.81.xx.x) from 64.81.xx.xx: 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 64.81.xx.x: icmp_seq=0 ttl=127 time=219.093 ms
    64 bytes from 64.81.xx.x: icmp_seq=1 ttl=127 time=18.612 ms
    64 bytes from 64.81.xx.x: icmp_seq=2 ttl=127 time=18.265 ms

    –- 64.81.xx.x ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 18.265/85.323/219.093/94.590 ms

  • If the hardware were under a high interrupt load, that could affect ping or even high cpu usage. It would take more information as to what your box is doing during these instances where ping times fluctuate.