Latency is the time period between a signal being sent and a signal being received

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Remote desktop over 500ms latency: What is the best client to use?

We have a very slow RDP session from NYC to India (500ms) and we are looking for a client that will withstand this latency. What do you recommend in this circumstance? Is there a better remote ...
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Which hosts have low latency across United States and Europe?

I'm looking for some information on web hosts that have low latency (<100ms) to both the United States and Europe. The host can be in either the United States or Europe. Latency is most important ...
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How can I troubleshoot excessive latency between client and server?

On a large private network there seems to be excessive latency between two boxes which I control. This is stopping the server providing a web service to the client as its causing timeouts. Here's a ...
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Mixing ram, what can I add that wont cause trouble?

Hey I have some of this this in a home server and wanted to throw another couple gigs in there. The problem is that its out of production, so I don't know what I can mix it with. I havent found ...
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What is the best way to detect how/where server latency occurs?

I'm managing a small social media site, and its been for the past few days experiencing intermittent server lags. The site will choke loading a page, and moments later, the same page will have no ...
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Small TCP Window on WAN between 2 Locations

Site A: Denver datacenter. 60MBPS. Site B: Chicago. 100MBPS. ICMP pings: Packets: Sent = 176, Received = 176, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 74ms, ...
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Traceroute provides a route that takes longer than 100 hops

I have a server that I configured using zoneedit. Upon running "traceroute" on it I notice that it takes more than 100 hops. How do I lower the number of hops? Is this really that bad or am I too ...
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howto measure network bandwidth/perf

we have a corporate LAN of approx 200 nodes behind a firewall and recently upgraded bandwidth of ISP. Now we want to measure the performance / bandwidth (internet as well file copy perf on local ...
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Another benefit of Lighttpd in front of Apache

I have read in a site that another benefit of having Lighttpd in front of Apache is lower number of child processes. Lighttpd will handle keep-alive and client requests while child processes of Apache ...
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TCP handshake latency

I have 2 machines on a 100 Gb/s LAN which talk to each other over TCP. When I do a tracert or a ping from the client to the server, even a large ping, I get an answer in less then 1 ms. However, when ...
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OpenVPN over TCP, terrible latency but only on Win7 x64

I know TCP encapsulated over TCP is a terrible idea in general, but I can deal with the occasional decreased performance and MTU issues, and the snowball effect TCP within TCP provides where error ...
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Internet latency map

I would like to see a latency map, showing the lowest latencies achieved between various destinations around the world. What is for example the lowest latencies achieved between Denmark and India. ...
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How remote warfare works when even my satellite TV and remote server has latency? [closed]

This question is after reading this article. My title asks it all. How the connection for this remote warfare works with a absolutely low network latency (which i believe is essential to achieve a ...
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Network latency — how long does it take for a packet to travel halfway around the world? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How does geography affect network latency? How much network latency is “typical” for east - west coast USA? If I'm hosting an app in NY, what kind of ...
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How much network latency is “typical” for east - west coast USA?

At the moment we're trying to decide whether to move our datacenter from the west coast to the east coast. However, I am seeing some disturbing latency numbers from my west coast location to the east ...
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Why same HTTP operation's connections number difference under the same surrouding?

Under the same pc to operation one HTTP operation. Lan operation has less connections number than wan's (or add network latency). Why is it so like as I said? What determines how many connections ...
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use of tcp_delack_min on redhat linux (kernel 2.6.18)

we're moving from Solaris to Redhat Linux, and trying to duplicate our low-latency setup, that, on solaris, includes the ndd settings related to TCP NO DELAY, and NAGLE ALGORITHM. I got the impression ...
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fast way to find network user computer on domain hogging all wan bandwidth

i have a network of about 40 domain users and i have huge latency wan issues, like 1400ms for google.com pings. I have noticed that the problem goes away after everyone goes home for the day. I would ...
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Terminal server performance over high latency links

Our datacenter and head office is currently in Brisbane, Australia, and we have a branch office in the UK. We have a private WAN with a 768k link to our UK office and the latency is at about 350ms. ...
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IRP_MJ_WRITE latency up to 15 seconds

We have written an application that performs small (22kB) writes to multiple files at once (one thread performing asynchronous queued writes to multiple locations on behalf of other threads) on the ...
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Benchmark of provisionning delays of various cloud providers

Cloud computing supposedly lets you instantiate on-demand processing power through additional VMs. The allocation process is frequently advertised as fast without further details. My personal ...
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Can Linux RAID 1 account for high latency?

Scenario: we're running a large (3TB total in cluster) Solr installation in EC2. I'm only concerned about disk performance on the read side of things. We suspect that we are limited by disk I/O and ...
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Is asymmetric latency common in practice?

This is a follow-on to a question posted on stack overflow about whether it is possible to determine the one-way latency of a point to point connection without using externally synchronized clocks - ...
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Why am I getting long TCP connect latency on connect in a LAN (over a cross!)?

I am measuring a time of about 100-150 milliseconds from sending TCP SYN to getting SYN/ACK, between two linux computers connected to the same Cisco switch. Consider: The machines are very powerful, ...
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Can't stream media on network

Long story short, at our office network, we can't really certain things. Last.fm downloads an entire song before playing it, and YouTube loads and then all of a sudden the entire video is loaded and ...
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Should I be concerned about my iSCSI SAN traffic?

I have a meeting with DELL today to discuss some of our SAN setup and I want to be able to talk about what I am seeing. We have an average Latency of 20ms. I'm attaching a screenshot of what it is ...
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Route traffic to node with lowest latency in HAproxy

Is it possible to route requests via HAproxy to a server that has the lowest latency from the source IP? This seems like a much needed requirement but I can't seem to find anything. My problem is ...
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How much overhead does the Chinese firewall add to a network conversation?

Does anyone have any stats on this? I'm mainly asking from a private network perspective (assuming that they are affected by the firewall as well). That is, all of my apps that are in use in China ...
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MySQL performance over a (local) network much slower than I would expect

MySQL queries in my production environment are taking much longer than I would expect them too. The site in question is a fairly large Drupal site, with many modules installed. The webserver (Nginx) ...
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Why is the response on localhost so slow?

I am working on a tiny little PHP project for a friend of mine, and I have a WAMP environment setup for local development. I remember the days when the response from my local Apache 2.2 was immediate. ...
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Does routing distance affect performance significantly?

When I say routing distance, I mean on a global scale. For instance, if my target audience is in China, do I look for a host within China?
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How does geography affect network latency?

I have the option of hosting our database/web server at a managed hosting company on the East Coast (US) or one on the West Coast (US). Our company is based out of New York City, and both hosting ...
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Configuring Squid to choose a peer cache based on latency to destination website?

Is there any way to configure Squid to choose a peer cache based on the latency in communication to the http port on the destination webserver? For example, let's say we have two Squid caches - ...
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Bandwidth throttling software

I need to be able to simulate high bandwidth/high latency/high packet loss on my pc for the purpose of testing the software that I'm writing. I've seen some software that you can install on a ...
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How can I determine the fastest memory based on latency and bandwidth?

I've got some older hardware that needs a memory upgrade, and I was trying to determine what RAM would be the fastest on the platform. My platform takes DDR2 667MHz which is (slightly) more ...
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run local MySQL instance for fast mysql_real_escape_string calls

Currently all MySQL data/API calls are handled by a remote DB cluster (i.e. network latency is a factor in total script execution time). To reduce execution time in this context, would it be sensible ...
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What latency can I expect with SDSL?

My company is considering moving some internal infrastructure to my location, that will be accessed, over vpn, from other company locations. Currently we are reluctant to do this because of the ...
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Measure data transfer throughput?

How can I benchmark the network transfer speed of my servers? We already have an existing file server, but it is fairly old. We recently got a donation of a (relatively) newer P4 box, and I wanted to ...
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SONET ADM Latency

Is there published documentation on best-case and worst-case latency added by SONET ADM equipment? Specifically I'm looking for the latency I could expect to be added to an OC-3 piped through these ...
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Level 3 Communications Monitoring

Does Level 3 Communications offer any type of map of current network status? It seems our connection here is getting high latency through their network. Also what is the experience asking them ...
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VPN drops (DPC latency issue)

I am using VPN to connect to work. I am used to listening to streaming music when I am in the office, but when i do that over the VPN, the connect drops. So, no big deal, I just won't use the ...
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How much latency does raid 5 add to transfers?

Your bandwidth/throughput should go up with raid 5, but you will take a bit of hit in latency after you over run the cache, since you need to calculate the parity. Has anybody done a latency test ...
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How can I control the network latency?

My company is developing a network software and its network stability is very important. So my supervisor want me to set up the testing environment for our QA team. I can take care of almost ...
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Tuning NFS for minimum latency

How can I achieve low latency for NFS exports in order to e.g. have developers work nicely in Eclipse/Visual Studio with their workspaces mounted over NFS?
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Latency in Internet connections from Europe to USA

I'm looking for a (cheap) Web hoster. Basically all the hosting providers that I can find, and match my requirements are located in the USA. But my target audience is in (Western-)Europe, I know for ...