Author Topic: lag, ping spikes issue  (Read 1575 times)

Offline stephanie

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lag, ping spikes issue
« on: October 25, 2014, 10:33:47 pm »
How many out there are having this same problem?


I figured I would register to let someone know. It's ping spiking again, went from 80? to 130.

- I use google's dns btw.
- It isn't just me having this problem.
- It was just the dodgeball server, all the other servers in favorites were fine.


SDFprowler :  I went from 40 to 100
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Offline VoiDeD

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Re: lag, ping spikes issue
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 11:48:33 pm »
Going to need some more insight into why that's happening.

Any issues with ping spikes on the rest of our servers?
What's your general location and ISP?
Run the following command prompt command when the spikes occur and screenshot or copy the output: tracert vulpix.saxtonhell.com

Offline stephanie

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Re: lag, ping spikes issue
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 11:51:42 pm »
I've tried playing now and again since the start of this thread. Have yet to see a big of a spike as the one that happened that day, it lasted for awhile. The only ones I come across now last only a second or two.
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Re: lag, ping spikes issue
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 10:30:58 pm »
1.  Multiple servers from here are giving high ping.
2.  San Francisco Bay Area
3.  Screenshot included in attachment for trace.
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Re: lag, ping spikes issue
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 12:56:32 am »
More traces would be nice, the more statistical samples the better.

In that trace you're getting high latency to one of the firewall hops, but your end-to-end latency looks to be normal (~78ms) given your distance to the server. It could just be that ping packets are prioritized lower on that 16th hop. Additionally, the ping displayed on the server browser isn't always as accurate as your actual latency. For a more accurate result you'd want to connect to the server and run the `ping` console command and check the ping you're getting.

However, I've gone and tweaked some settings anyway that should route your packets around that server in the future. Let me know if this helps at all.

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Re: lag, ping spikes issue
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 09:00:44 pm »
Ping is spiking high again, just did another trace.


Tracing route to vulpix.saxtonhell.com [167.114.1.37]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms     1 ms    <1 ms  10.0.0.1
  2    18 ms     8 ms     9 ms  24.23.156.1
  3    10 ms     8 ms     9 ms  te-0-7-0-13-sur03.sanmateo.ca.sfba.comcast.net [
162.151.30.105]
  4    15 ms    11 ms    16 ms  te-0-1-0-3-ar01.sfsutro.ca.sfba.comcast.net [68.
87.226.246]
  5    13 ms    18 ms    16 ms  he-1-5-0-0-cr01.sanjose.ca.ibone.comcast.net [68
.86.90.93]
  6    47 ms    39 ms    40 ms  he-0-13-0-0-cr01.denverqwest.co.ibone.comcast.ne
t [68.86.89.130]
  7    42 ms    51 ms    39 ms  he-3-14-0-0-cr01.denver.co.ibone.comcast.net [68
.86.86.197]
  8    71 ms    71 ms    63 ms  he-5-7-0-0-cr01.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net
[68.86.86.109]
  9    60 ms    59 ms    62 ms  he-0-12-0-0-pe04.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net
 [68.86.83.162]
 10     *        *       67 ms  198.27.73.65
 11    77 ms    79 ms    78 ms  198.27.73.173
 12     *       79 ms     *     bhs-g2-6k.qc.ca [198.27.73.7]
 13    79 ms    80 ms    79 ms  vac3-0-a9.qc.ca.vaccum [198.27.73.241]
 14    79 ms    78 ms    79 ms  vac3-1-n7.qc.ca.firewall [198.27.73.242]
 15    79 ms    78 ms    85 ms  vac3-2-n7.qc.ca [198.27.73.235]
 16     *      129 ms   129 ms  vac3-3-n7.qc.ca [198.27.73.237]
 17     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 18    81 ms    77 ms    79 ms  vulpix.saxtonhell.com [167.114.1.37]

Trace complete.




Also -


dodgeball


ping
Client ping times:
 118 ms : SDFprowler
  75 ms : Tubelip
  68 ms : Mr. Hankey
 130 ms : Macchiato•ʸᵃʸ
  85 ms : lòlfrìèndsツ�♫ᴴᵃ¿?
 119 ms : Watermelón
 469 ms : Tainted G1raffe
 120 ms : Lamp
 154 ms : Stephanie
  92 ms : Time Till Death
Playing tf2 dodgeball since 2009. <3