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.
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.