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harald

join:2010-10-22
Columbus, OH
kudos:2
reply to bluepoint

Re: Abnormal Pings With Roadrunner

said by bluepoint:

said by hobgoblin:

"That's your excuse when the gateway is over sold. It's not responding because it's busy replying to the higher priority requests. If the router is configured not to respond to ping then it will not answer either in the morning when children are at school but it does."

Over loaded is a better term than over sold by the way.

Hob

Overloaded is the result of an over sold node.
Why do you pretend you don't know what I'm talking about?

I can't speak for Hobgoblin, but I will comment on what you know and don't know.

A fiber node is an analog media converter. It cannot be overloaded.

It can be oversold only in the sense that the upstream and downstream channels allocated to the internet have too many users. The same can happen for the TV and Phone channels as well.

Responses to pings and trace routes are handled by the CPU of the router. Routed traffic, that is upstream and downstream packets, places NO demand upon the CPU.


bluepoint

join:2001-03-24
said by harald:

It can be oversold only in the sense that the upstream and downstream channels allocated to the internet have too many users.

Exactly what I meant, there are too many users because they oversold the capacity of the nodes.


hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
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join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11
Bluepoint,

Looking at the very limited trace information from the OP in this thread, nothing is oversold or overloaded.

There have been many discussions on here regarding over selling, if you want an ISP to dedicate bandwidth for every single one of their customers 24/7, then your connection would cost possibly 10 times or maybe more of what it currently costs.

However this is all of topic as this is not the cause of the OP's complaint.

Hob
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