[PLUG] Transcontinental ping times? for distributed symphonies

Michael Rasmussen mikeraz at patch.com
Wed Sep 8 11:06:04 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 10:22:15AM -0700, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> This isn't a Linux question, but I'm sure somebody here knows somebody
> who knows the answer.
> Question:  With fast machines at each end, and fat pipes running close
> to the main internet hubs, what is the fastest ping times seen running
> from coast to coast?

Is New Jersey close enough to the east coast for you?

[mrasmuss at sawmill mrasmuss]$ ping -c 5
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=254 time=66.2 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=254 time=66.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=254 time=66.4 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=254 time=66.7 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=254 time=66.1 ms

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4044ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 66.189/66.365/66.762/0.269 ms
[mrasmuss at sawmill mrasmuss]$ traceroute -n
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
 1  0.399 ms  0.237 ms  0.275 ms
 2  66.177 ms *  66.133 ms
[mrasmuss at sawmill mrasmuss]$

The link is a fractional OC3, routers at both ends are Cisco enterprise
class.  No firewalls involved.

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