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Windows 2003 Server - IIS 6 ,intel xeon E5504 @ 2.0GHZ 4 GB of ram

Ok so I have an odd scenario occurring on our server since October. Our servers # of packets far exceeds the upload\download traffic t hat we are seeing.

Link to a screenshot of the server's data. http://clip2net.com/s/1nJxj

Now here is the reason I am concerned. In the last few months despite not having any huge growth in terms of traffic inbound, this server has been failing with more frequency, at this point failing almost daily.

On the error log we are also getting this: A process serving application pool 'StreetAuthority' exceeded time limits during shut down. The process id was '9476'. And of course I can see that quite a far amount of memory is being used. http://clip2net.com/s/1nJAU

Is any of this related or is just time to add more processing\memory to the server?

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I'm having a really hard time understanding what you're asking. The Packets/sec number doesn't directly correlate to the amount of data (they could all be 63 byte packets or they could all be MTU-sized packets-- in reality they're a mix). –  Evan Anderson Dec 7 '11 at 22:13
    
sorry about that i put in the packet issue because the issues started happened at similar times. Maybe packet size was changed on the server and it was causing issues (was just one thought). anyway the question was because of more failure on the server I was pointing out anomalies that I was seeing to hopefully help pinpoint what if any of this could be the issue behind it. Finally if you notice in the screenshot we have tons more packets in the last few months than we did in preceding months. I will update the question here to be more specific also. –  Daxmax Dec 8 '11 at 0:47
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You need to cut this into two questions. There's an IIS application crashing or hanging (so I'd suggest just searching here for anything involving IIS recycling, hanging, or debugdiag); your observation about packets is something that you might want to investigate as well, but whether the two are related... that's a long bow to draw. –  TristanK Dec 8 '11 at 21:52

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