SOLVED: Slow Network File Transfer Speeds on Windows & Juniper Hardware

If you see transfer speeds bouncing up and down on any system (Windows PC, Linux Server, network appliance, NAS disk, firewall, router…), the most likely cause is at the physical layer.  That means that you likely have a bad cable, poor physical connection or your equipment is not auto-negotiating a speed properly. Testing for a bad connection or cable is easy enough by simply swapping in a new cable and seeing if that fixes the problem.  However, the…

SOLVED: The Most Useful TraceRT in the World, or How to Use a Juniper Firewall To Run a Persistent TraceRT

Admittedly I am a Juniper novice but when I called J-TAC for support last week they started a utility I had never seen before.  This happens a lot for me with Juniper so I did not think much of it.  Then got to thinking about how useful a persistent traceroute is when it runs from the edge of our network.  I then called J-TAC back and spoke with two other tech’s who both said they…