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Old 09-28-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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Angry Ping randomly fails


I wonder if anyone else is having this issue?

I have a VPN connection (OpenVPN) between two servers in two locations.

Every 10 min, from the 'server' end I run:
Code:
ping -W 10 -c 3 $x
where x is a list of hostnames

Out of the 24x6=144 times I ping this server, I'll get about 3 fails a day.
Immediately after receiving a fail warning, I ping the server and it's up.
what gives?
 
Old 09-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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I wonder if anyone else is having this issue?

I have a VPN connection (OpenVPN) between two servers in two locations.

Every 10 min, from the 'server' end I run:
Code:
ping -W 10 -c 3 $x
where x is a list of hostnames

Out of the 24x6=144 times I ping this server, I'll get about 3 fails a day.
Immediately after receiving a fail warning, I ping the server and it's up.
what gives?
With no information, who can tell? Could be an intermittent network problem, port on a router/switch going bad, circuit saturation, or your program could be getting hung up with another process on your box.

If it's just one specific server that's having a problem, I'd focus on that. Check ALL the wires, connections, etc., and try moving it to a different port or different switch.
 
  


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