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traceroute- response time

What is a normal millisecond response time for a traceroute hop ? what is excessive ?

Is there a definitive link explaining how to interpret traceroute output?

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Re: traceroute- response time

Its not possible to determin good response times, it really depend on your network links.

Intra-lan traffic could be around few miliseconds, going through wan can increase to 100miliseconds, going to INTERNET can be impossible to give an average.

check the links:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/63/ping_traceroute.html

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/105/traceroute.shtml

HTH,

if it does, please rate this post.

vlad

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Re: traceroute- response time

Its not possible to determin good response times, it really depend on your network links.

Intra-lan traffic could be around few miliseconds, going through wan can increase to 100miliseconds, going to INTERNET can be impossible to give an average.

check the links:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/63/ping_traceroute.html

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/105/traceroute.shtml

HTH,

if it does, please rate this post.

vlad

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Re: traceroute- response time

Thanks for the traceroute links.

I have 3 devices; A, B, C

A and B are in the same physical location, but connect to C via different paths and different service providers. I'm trying to determine which path is best, by using traceroute.

Traceroute results:

A to C- takes avg 15 hops with avg latency of 80ms, and has 3 hops over 100ms

B to C- takes avg 5 hops with average latency 40ms

It appears that path from B-to-C is the better path based on the traceroute stats, but can we conclude that, from traceroute, or is it too broad a tool?

Are traceroute results too broad, to make this type of judgement ?

Re: traceroute- response time

Hello,

I think traceroute could be used as an initial tool for this kind of issues, but its far for a complete tool.

As latency could be result of many factors (link utilization, routers cpu, etc).

Judging by your results, (if you did these tests more than once and on different times of the day), BC path really looks better.

Vlad

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