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Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

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Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

There seem to be a lot more frequent drops and at higher percentages than I had previously noted across all gateways (except THN-AG2 and PCL-AG02). Is it just my lack of observation or is this really the case especially as these occurred over the weekend?
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James
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

Hi Chris,
It looks that way, but it does appear to have just been a blip (which has happened before).
The fact that the spike is directly after midnight suggests that it's scheduled downloads, which may be as a result of either Mr. Gates or the almighty Jack Bauer.
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

No, not the at/immediately after midnight ones, they're regularly there, mostly at those levels (though some seem slightly longer and higher); its ALL the other ones.
James
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

Ok, now I'm confused.
There doesn't appear to be anything on PCL-AG02 apart from at midnight last night?
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

That was fairly low level, as they seem to have been on this gateway for a while, but I've just noted there wasn't one at midnight the night before?
Anyway what about all the other drops on the other gateways?
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

Quote from: Anotherone
except THN-AG2 and PCL-AG02

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There doesn't appear to be anything on PCL-AG02 apart from at midnight last night?

Roll eyes
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

I'm such an idiot! Cheesy
The increase in traffic over the weekend is a bit strange, although some of which could and will be attributed to the beta release of Windows 7.  Over than that, I casn't think of anything that would bring about an increase in traffic.
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

Hmm. Nothing in the Internet Event Calendar I see  Roll eyes  (not that I looked there first Embarrassed ).
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

I had a look in there after I'd had a think about what else was going on.
Apart from 24 & Windows 7, I can't think of that much going on.  Possibly the big Chelsea - Man United game yesterday.
There was also the snooker and the Darts on, which might have generated a fair bit of streaming traffic.
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

Shhhh. You'll give people ideas!
I'm watching the snooker now (but on the box, yes I do have a licence!).
So I take it nothing fell over at the w/e then, it was just peaks in traffic. I note there's been nothing since 0200ish except the VOIP/Gaming drop at 1230 ish on PTN-AG02 (itself very unusual!).
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

funny that on ptn ag2.
As i was re downloading cod4 map pack at that extact same time and im connected on ptn ag2.
Are market place downloads classed as gaming traffic?
time to jump gateway me thinks. im off to gateway ***-*** plz dont follow me. Smiley
can some one explain the reason behind the diffrent amount of hops on some gateways.
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

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can some one explain the reason behind the diffrent amount of hops on some gateways.

The gateways are in three different buildings.
Edit: Telehouse East and Telehouse North are in docklands, City Lifeline is close to Liverpool Street station.
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

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Are market place downloads classed as gaming traffic?

Not sure, you could find out with a Wireshark capture though.

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scootie
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

jelv cheers for clearing that one up bright spark.
bob yeah i will hook one of my xboxs up to my pc and run a wireshark some time soon and find that one out
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Re: Gateway Packet drops higher than normal?

the map pack download and a streaming video from the inside xbox section comes back as 0x60.
which class is 0x60?
as that is not on the wireshark page.