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 From:  Rhon-Kaniel Bramwell <rhonkaniel at anngel dot com>
 To:  Jolly john <joao dot pio at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] MonoWall 1.1 high ping inside lan
 Date:  Mon, 02 May 2005 10:42:09 -0500
You might want to check your cables, since lan -> lan traffic shouldnt 
traverse your firewall at all and should just go from machine to machine 
through ur switch/hub.

Rhon

Jolly john wrote:

>My Monowall is installed in factory defaults, except correct ip to the 
>interfaces.
>Running from cd on an old machine, I'm not totaly sure, but I believe it to 
>be around a pentium 200Mhz with 64Mb Ram.
>Its got only a L.A.N. and a W.A.N. interface, nothing else as far as network 
>interfaces go.
>The entire thing wouldn't rise up to a problem if it wasn't the fact that 
>the webGUI is a litle slugish and the ping is usually around 5 or 7, 
>sometimes rising to 15 and 20ms. This is inside the LAN, so I only expect it 
>to be <1ms, because there is litle to no traffic in the LAN.
>Now! The weirdest thing is that traffic LAN>WAN is perfect, speed test from 
>ISP and everything and it's better than perfect...
>I can't seem to find out why the ping inside the LAN is that high...
>The LAN to WAN is perfect, the WAN to LAN is perfect, but the ping keeps up 
>that high with no aparent reason...
>I don't know if this is due to some strange feature of monowall that i 
>haven't found, or what...
>Another thing. When I reeboot the machine with monowall it has a good ping 
>for about 5 minutes (good being under 1ms), then goes back to the high 
>ping...
>Haven't ping'ed the machine from WAN side tho....
>What could this be? Not enough RAM? Processor too slow? Needs to be instaled 
>into HD?
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