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It isn't showing 30 hops. It is just timing out after 9, this is usual on residential connections because either your ISP or your router is preventing ICMP pings. My guess is that your router would be either hop 10 or 11 on that otherwise. The outgoing connection determines the route. So when you are sending data to the server, your ISP is determining ...


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There are numerous utilities to measure bandwidth speed on a Linux system. I recommend nethogs (#4) to measure the bandwidth of your application specifically. It doesn't matter what kind of network connection it is. Physical, VMware host-only network, VMware bridged network, etc. # ubuntu or debian (default repos) $ sudo apt-get install nethogs $ sudo ...


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Packet inspection is much more affected by the packets per second than bandwidth. This is caused by the fact that it is much more CPU intensive to parse a packet, than to skip the payload. The metric used to measure this is called 'packets per second' or PPS. Some equipments have specialized integrated circuits called ASIC that can offload this processing ...



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