Transient Connection Issue

Mo Balaa buddybalaa at
Tue Nov 10 10:23:57 CET 2020

Check your MTU across your paths. In my experience, transient connection issues are due to MTU oversize. 

> On Nov 10, 2020, at 2:20 AM, Tomcsanyi, Domonkos <domi at> wrote:
> Hi Ashish,
> With the amount of information given it is very hard to comment anything meaningful.
> Have you gone through standard network connectivity issue investigation steps?
> E.g.: does ping work? Do you have correct routes setup? What does wg show tell during downtime? What does tcpdump shows on the wire?
> Cheers,
> Domi
>> 10.11.2020 dátummal, 0:21 időpontban Ashish Madeti <ashish at> írta:
>> Hi All
>> Background: I am using Wireguard VPN to secure intra-server
>> communications among my 5-6 ubuntu servers sitting in different data
>> centers.
>> Today, we had a downtime of around 15 minutes because the server
>> running nginx was not able to connect to the web-application server
>> using the wireguard interface [0]. I ascertained that it was not a
>> connection issue between nginx server and web-application server by
>> trying to connect to web-application server via its public IP, which
>> worked [1]. I even tried restarting wireguard service [2] on both
>> nginx and web-application server but to no avail.
>> So, before investigating further, I decided to first route all the
>> traffic to a failover server (which was also a part of the VPN). It
>> took me around 5-10 minutes to pull the latest configuration and
>> application changes onto the failover server and then route all
>> traffic to it. Once our site was up, I again tried connecting to the
>> original web-application server from nginx server, using curl, but
>> this time it worked fine.
>> Can anybody help me understand the problem or anything I should try if
>> it happens again?
>> Please let me know if you need any more information.
>> [0] Tried via curl. curl Received the error
>> 'Connection timed out'
>> [1] curl w.x.y.z:8080 returned the html content as expected.
>> [2] sudo service wg-quick at wg0 restart
>> Regards
>> -- 
>> Ashish Madeti

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