I have a client pc that get a slow first ping response each time they ping a server (even if there is no delay between runs) there are other users on the same switch that do not see this delay *example below. The clients are 4 to 6 hops away from the target servers and hop 3/4 are on ether end of a 100mb metro Ethernet connection (office are about 1 mile apart but who knows how much cable that is). I know there is some latency that comes in from time to time due to the metro but I don't understand what could cause some users to see this first packet delay. Any thoughts?
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