Is 8msec rtt acceptible for this connection?

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Jul 16th, 2007
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I just turned up a 1 gig ethernet fiber connection across our state - a distance of 250 miles. Each end is terminated on a 7604 with Sup720-3B and 7600-SIP-400. The carrier says this connection goes through 2 OC48s.

With nothing loading down this new link, there is an 8ms RTT when doing pings.


Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to, timeout is 2 seconds:


Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 8/8/8 ms


Is this acceptible? 8ms seems high for a gig fiber link

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glen.grant Mon, 07/16/2007 - 09:00
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Its probably ok , you have to remember that a router puts ping at the low end of the priority poll and it will always look longer than it is , to get a more accurate picture ping thru the router on the far end to a known device other than the router.


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