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  Reply # 195739 13-Feb-2009 19:42

I too, just this last week have noticed a crippling mail issue (paradise) on cable. It is a connectivity or load issue with connection to smtp.paradise.net.nz and with pop3.paradise.net.nz. Pinging is not the definitive test of anything but it is usually a reasonable indicator - and pinging these two servers has a 50-75% success rate at the moment. It takes several goes over several minutes to download my mail, and if there are attachments involved then it is all over.

Perhaps we should start a separate mail issue thread...

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  Reply # 195741 13-Feb-2009 19:46
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Indeed.. experienced here too.




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  Reply # 195747 13-Feb-2009 20:16
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Glad it's not just me.




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  Reply # 195749 13-Feb-2009 20:45
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Hmmm... This is not an issue known to us. Can you please e-mail me some ping stats and maybe a traceroute to the mail servers? I will escalate to operations Monday morning for investigation.

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  Reply # 195753 13-Feb-2009 21:04
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ping www.paradise.net.nz
Ping statistics for 203.96.152.127:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 11ms, Maximum = 16ms, Average = 13ms

ping mail.paradise.net.nz
Pinging pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231] with 32 bytes of data:
Ping statistics for 203.97.33.231:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 38ms, Maximum = 58ms, Average = 48ms

ping pop3.paradise.net.nz
Pinging pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231] with 32 bytes of data:
Ping statistics for 203.97.33.231:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 61ms, Maximum = 84ms, Average = 73ms

ping smtp.paradise.net.nz
Pinging smtp.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.229] with 32 bytes of data:
Ping statistics for 203.97.33.229:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 47ms, Maximum = 72ms, Average = 57ms

C:\>tracert pop3.paradise.net.nz
Tracing route to pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231] over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  DD-WRT [192.168.130.1]
  2    25 ms    16 ms    25 ms  203-97-102-1.cable.telstraclear.net [203.97.102.1]
  3    15 ms    14 ms     9 ms  ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net [203.167.223.114]
  4    25 ms    20 ms    21 ms  ge-1-2-0-843.ie1.telstraclear.net [218.101.61.105]
  5    33 ms    39 ms    45 ms  front1-clix.clear.net.nz [203.167.243.212]
  6    60 ms    52 ms    48 ms  pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231]
Trace complete.




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  Reply # 195755 13-Feb-2009 21:08

Ok. Ping and tracert - and this is on a good day when I can actually down & upload my email...

 Pinging smtp.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.229] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 203.97.33.229: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=59Request timed out.Reply from 203.97.33.229: bytes=32 time=58ms TTL=59Reply from 203.97.33.229: bytes=32 time=67ms TTL=59 Ping statistics for 203.97.33.229:    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:    Minimum = 56ms, Maximum = 67ms, Average = 60ms  Pinging pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 203.97.33.231: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=59Reply from 203.97.33.231: bytes=32 time=44ms TTL=59Request timed out.Reply from 203.97.33.231: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=59 Ping statistics for 203.97.33.231:    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:    Minimum = 44ms, Maximum = 52ms, Average = 48ms

and the traceroutes:

Tracing route to smtp.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.229]over a maximum of 30 hops:   1     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  192.168.0.1  2    16 ms    12 ms    14 ms  203-97-235-1.cable.telstraclear.net [203.97.235.1]  3    13 ms    12 ms    11 ms  ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net [203.167.223.114]  4    23 ms    23 ms    23 ms  ge-1-2-0-843.ie1.telstraclear.net [218.101.61.105]  5    26 ms    30 ms    30 ms  front1-clix.clear.net.nz [203.167.243.212]  6    66 ms     *       49 ms  smtp.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.229] Trace complete.  Tracing route to pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231]over a maximum of 30 hops:   1     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  192.168.0.1  2    16 ms    14 ms    15 ms  203-97-235-1.cable.telstraclear.net [203.97.235.1]  3    12 ms    13 ms    12 ms  ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net [203.167.223.114]  4    27 ms    27 ms    22 ms  ge-1-2-0-843.ie1.telstraclear.net [218.101.61.105]  5    29 ms    31 ms    26 ms  front1-clix.clear.net.nz [203.167.243.212]  6    42 ms    55 ms    58 ms  pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231] Trace complete.


 


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  Reply # 195756 13-Feb-2009 21:11


Sorry, I swera that was reasonably well formatted when I pasted it and posted it.

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  Reply # 195768 13-Feb-2009 22:24
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Thanks guys, will get back to you on Monday.  

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  Reply # 195771 13-Feb-2009 22:50
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glassman: Ok. Ping and tracert - and this is on a good day when I can actually down & upload my email...
  Pinging smtp.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.229] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 203.97.33.229: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=59Request timed out.Reply from 203.97.33.229: bytes=32 time=58ms TTL=59Reply from 203.97.33.229: bytes=32 time=67ms TTL=59 Ping statistics for 203.97.33.229:    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:    Minimum = 56ms, Maximum = 67ms, Average = 60ms  Pinging pop3.paradise.net.nz [203.97.33.231] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 203.97.33.231: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=59Reply from 203.97.33.231: bytes=32 time=44ms TTL=59Request timed out.Reply from 203.97.33.231: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=59 Ping statistics for 203.97.33.231:    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:    Minimum = 44ms, Maximum = 52ms, Average = 48ms



Glassman: Hmmm. Are you seeing 25% packet loss on a regular basis? (If that is the case, something is definetely wrong.) Do you see packet loss regularly or only occassionally? And to which locations do you see packet loss? All, or only some?

Thanks,

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  Reply # 195775 13-Feb-2009 23:08

Olof,

No, not regularly. I've been on cable for about 8 years, mostly it's been fine and since the VLAN segmentation it's been terrific.

Only this last week I have noticed packet loss - and only with the Paradise email servers. I only noticed it because the email service really has been failing (send and receive emails), so I pinged and noticed packet loss to those servers.

I am not suffering or losing packets to any other general internet services that I am currently aware of.

 Just email.


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  Reply # 195778 13-Feb-2009 23:21
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glassman:

Olof,

No, not regularly. I've been on cable for about 8 years, mostly it's been fine and since the VLAN segmentation it's been terrific.

Only this last week I have noticed packet loss - and only with the Paradise email servers. I only noticed it because the email service really has been failing (send and receive emails), so I pinged and noticed packet loss to those servers.

I am not suffering or losing packets to any other general internet services that I am currently aware of.

 Just email.



Thanks Glassman. Will look into it.




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  Reply # 195780 13-Feb-2009 23:48

Might be a server loading or email traffic related issue Olof. Pings are consistently fine to paradise smtp and pop3 servers now, and trace route is the same as previously posted. All this week when I have been having mail retrieval and mail sending issuea it has been between 7pm and 9pm.

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  Reply # 196093 16-Feb-2009 17:19
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Ok, a couple of things:

I asked for locations and dates for the "ARP issue". To date I have not got a single e-mail. I assume this means that no one is having the ARP issue (anymore)? Smile

On the e-mail issue. Our operations team is looking into this as of this morning. They have not been able to identify any issues so far. Will keep you posted if anything emerges. Of course, please let me know if the issues are ongoing.




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  Reply # 196109 16-Feb-2009 18:08
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olof: Ok, a couple of things:

I asked for locations and dates for the "ARP issue". To date I have not got a single e-mail. I assume this means that no one is having the ARP issue (anymore)? Smile

On the e-mail issue. Our operations team is looking into this as of this morning. They have not been able to identify any issues so far. Will keep you posted if anything emerges. Of course, please let me know if the issues are ongoing.


ARP*seems* ok.

Email is *not* ok as of now.

Has been fine all weekend though.
As mentioned in a previous post, maybe time/load related. 




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  Reply # 196119 16-Feb-2009 18:50
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geoffwnz:

ARP*seems* ok.

Email is *not* ok as of now.

Has been fine all weekend though.
As mentioned in a previous post, maybe time/load related. 

What is slow with e-mail? Sending mail (outbound SMTP) or retrieving mail (POP3 or IMAP4), or something else? Would be great if you could provide as much detail as you have. 
Many thanks,  
   --Olof




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