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RE: web pages not loading (from certain networks) but not a routing i ssue.

  • From: Young, Jason
  • Date: Fri Sep 07 11:05:05 2001

This reeks of an MTU problem somewhere.

Did you happen to have ICMP filtered to/from your sites recently? Remember, ICMP
isn't just that protocol that lets you ping stuff. You may have broken path MTU

Jason Young
CNS - Network Design, Anheuser-Busch

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nanog []
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 9:52 AM
> To:
> Subject: web pages not loading (from certain networks) but 
> not a routing
> i ssue.
> Ok guys,
> Interesting problem that seems to have started on Friday.
> Here's the deal, it seems that certain (not all) web pages on 
> various sites
> we host are not loading for certain customers. It started on 
> Friday with
> visitors on Verizon DSL waiting forever for pages to load.
> Yesterday and today PacBell DSL and some Netcom customers started
> complaining.
> This only seems to occur on HTTP traffic. If we have the 
> visitors try HTTPS
> the pages load fine (with the normal encryption slowdown). 
> We've looked at Layers 1-4, and can't see any problems, ping 
> looks great,
> interfaces and cpus on routers, servers and switches look fine.
> It's almost like it's a transparent cache "bug". Anyone know 
> if Inktomi, or
> any major cache vendors rolled out any new code this week?
> For that matter does anyone know what caches Verizon and SBC use for
> starters?
> Other variables: it only seems to occur on IIS based systems 
> (I know I know,
> no flame wars or suggestions for replacements). Although it's 
> not happening
> on all of our IIS servers.
> Any clues are greatly appreciated.
> Steve