I am pinging from one of the Juniper L3 interfaces to another with a rapid ping count of 10000 packets. It's a direct 100G optical connection and I am seeing 10-15 packets being dropped by the end of the ping test. If I do the same test connecting back to back on the same device, I don't see any drop at all. The results would be 10k packets sent and 10k packets received. I haven't really changed the cable or transievers between the tests. Why are the packets getting dropped?
From one device to another device
root>ping 22.214.171.124 rapid count 10000 source 126.96.36.199 PING 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) from 220.127.116.11 : 56(84) bytes of data. --- 18.104.22.168 ping statistics --- 10000 packets transmitted, 9991 received, 0% packet loss, time 39859ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.886/1.474/71.194/2.454 ms, pipe 2, ipg/ewma 3.986/1.757 ms
Between two interfaces of same device
root> ping 22.214.171.124 rapid count 10000 source 126.96.36.199 PING 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) from 220.127.116.11 : 56(84) bytes of data. --- 18.104.22.168 ping statistics --- 10000 packets transmitted, 10000 received, 0% packet loss, time 40655ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.063/0.088/2.062/0.040 ms, ipg/ewma 4.065/0.099 ms