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Sometimes when you run a traceroute, the first or second line will list a router with a domain name that doesn't match the city you are in. E.g. You are in Toronto but the router's name mentions Quebec City (i.e. HSE-Quebec-City-ppp123456.qc.sympatico.ca).

This is not a problem! Sympatico regularily rearranges their IPs, but the English names for these IPs don't always change along with them. Therefore, ignore the router name. If you're in Toronto, you will always be routing to Toronto, period. If you are having latency issues, look elsewhere.

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by quanta See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2003-07-26 22:09:55