Help with Pix drop rate message

I've been trying to decipher the following messages but I'm not having much luck. I see quite a few of these messages. Is this message saying that the pix is dropping these packets or is it just an alert? Or does this have something to do with my connection limits/timers?

%PIX-4-733100: [172.17.37.110] drop rate-2 exceeded. Current burst rate is 8 per second, max configured rate is 8; Current average rate is 5 per second, max configured rate is 4; Cumulative total count is 36805
JelonetAsked:
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Voltz-dkCommented:
No, it means the PIX has 2 rates and it passed the 2nd rate.  As it writes in the log current burst rate is 8 per second, and current average is 5.  I think it's the average that's rate-2.

So on average it's dropping 5 packets per second, and it's configured for 4.

You can check commands such as:

sh threat rate
sh threat statistics
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Voltz-dkCommented:
It is both saying that it's dropping these packets and making an alert of that.  The log entry have to do with your settings for threat-detection.
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JelonetAuthor Commented:
So, the drop rate 2-exceeded means the pix dropped 2 packets?
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JelonetAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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