High Ping Times at Gateway
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??
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 (220.127.116.11) 34.744 ms 11.696 ms 12.612 ms
3 ge-3-1-440.ipcolo2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (18.104.22.168) 11.016 ms 11.207 ms 10.390 ms
4 ae-2-70.edge5.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (22.214.171.124) 11.760 ms 12.330 ms 12.311 ms
5 TELIAX.edge5.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (126.96.36.199) 11.740 ms 13.159 ms 15.090 ms
6 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 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 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.