Ping round trip delay expalnation

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Is there any explanation why IOS has this large round trip delay? Any URL explain this will be appreciated.

round-trip min/avg/max = 1/2/4 ms



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 = 1/2/4 ms

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Mark Yeates Wed, 01/14/2009 - 17:41


I would say these are very normal ping response times. From your output The longest time was 4 milliseconds, and the shortest was one millisecond with and average of two.

Usually if there is no ARP entry in the router the router will have to send an ARP query for the destination. That would likely account for the 4ms ping.

Here's a link that goes into greater detail about ping.




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