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jacktaw

join:2003-01-03
Derry, NH

NE Comcast routing issues

For a while now, I've had some connectivity issues to some client sites, most hosted at Hostgator. My issues are usually slow loading times. Often the browser will display Waiting for xxxxxx.

I've confirmed with techs at Hostgator that the server is having no issues. One of the servers is our own VPS at Hostgator.

Can anyone tell me.....are traceroutes like these normal? I get a lot of timeouts to various sites.

Trying to figure out what the issue is. Some techs at Hostgator thought maybe Sandy caused issues with Comcast routing in the NE?

-Kevin

traceroute to hostgator.com (173.192.226.44), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.696 ms  0.338 ms  0.228 ms
 2  * * *
 3  te-9-2-ur02.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.85.140.37)  8.113 ms  17.791 ms  7.817 ms
 4  be-31-ar01.woburn.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.69.145)  11.661 ms  13.908 ms  11.870 ms
 5  pos-0-1-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.162.145)  12.198 ms  14.084 ms  11.745 ms
 6  he-2-6-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.93.33)  29.575 ms  29.291 ms  24.090 ms
 7  pos-1-6-0-0-pe01.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.87.110)  17.219 ms  17.247 ms  18.116 ms
 8  xe-0-0-1.bbr01.tl01.nyc01.networklayer.com (75.149.231.194)  17.369 ms  17.515 ms  18.061 ms
 9  ae1.bbr01.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com (173.192.18.156)  23.440 ms  23.280 ms  23.987 ms
10  ae0.dar02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com (173.192.18.203)  24.420 ms
    ae0.dar01.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com (173.192.18.197)  22.871 ms  24.043 ms
11  po2.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com (208.43.118.151)  24.725 ms  24.377 ms
    po1.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com (208.43.118.149)  25.167 ms
12  * * *
13  * * *
14  * * *
15  * * *
16  * * *
17  * * *
18  * * *
19  * * *
20  * * *
21  * * *
22  * * *
23  * * *
24  * * *
25  * * *
^C
 
 

traceroute to comcast.com (69.241.45.4), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.569 ms  0.244 ms  0.180 ms
 2  * * *
 3  te-9-2-ur02.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.85.140.37)  8.957 ms  7.601 ms  8.344 ms
 4  po-20-ur01.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.87.145.86)  7.449 ms  11.799 ms  7.937 ms
 5  be-76-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.69.141)  14.461 ms  14.382 ms  11.920 ms
 6  he-2-5-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.94.201)  19.579 ms  20.073 ms  23.703 ms
 7  te-7-1-ar01.philadelphia.pa.bo.comcast.net (68.86.93.14)  19.443 ms  19.964 ms  19.731 ms
 8  te-9-4-ar02.philadelphia.pa.bo.comcast.net (69.139.244.38)  19.807 ms  18.859 ms  20.086 ms
 9  te-8-2-ar01.newcastle.de.bo.comcast.net (69.139.244.33)  25.385 ms  24.638 ms  25.920 ms
10  te-0-3-0-2-ar01.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (68.86.228.110)  31.266 ms  28.002 ms  32.178 ms
11  te-4-1-ur07.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (68.85.215.146)  24.379 ms  25.300 ms  26.287 ms
12  ext-ssl02.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (76.96.69.6)  25.527 ms  25.625 ms  25.451 ms
13  * * *
14  * * *
15  ext-ssl02.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (76.96.69.6)  25.850 ms !H * *
16  * * *
17  * * *
18  ext-ssl02.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (76.96.69.6)  27.324 ms !H  25.258 ms !H *
 

traceroute to cnn.com (157.166.255.19), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.514 ms  0.368 ms  0.164 ms
 2  * * *
 3  te-4-4-ur01.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.85.140.33)  8.758 ms  9.220 ms  10.121 ms
 4  be-76-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.69.141)  13.752 ms  11.993 ms  11.916 ms
 5  he-2-8-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.93.185)  31.872 ms  21.672 ms  23.939 ms
 6  xe-10-2-0.edge1.newyork2.level3.net (4.78.169.49)  17.684 ms  15.139 ms  25.853 ms
 7  vlan51.ebr1.newyork2.level3.net (4.69.138.222)  16.046 ms  15.097 ms  15.965 ms
 8  ae-3-3.ebr2.washington1.level3.net (4.69.132.89)  23.106 ms  22.104 ms  22.501 ms
 9  ae-82-82.csw3.washington1.level3.net (4.69.134.154)  27.497 ms
    ae-62-62.csw1.washington1.level3.net (4.69.134.146)  20.958 ms
    ae-82-82.csw3.washington1.level3.net (4.69.134.154)  24.279 ms
10  ae-91-91.ebr1.washington1.level3.net (4.69.134.141)  22.110 ms  22.179 ms  21.891 ms
11  ae-2-2.ebr3.atlanta2.level3.net (4.69.132.85)  34.979 ms  34.335 ms  35.732 ms
12  ae-63-63.ebr1.atlanta2.level3.net (4.69.148.242)  33.986 ms  42.585 ms
    ae-73-73.ebr2.atlanta2.level3.net (4.69.148.254)  43.654 ms
13  ae-21-52.car1.atlanta1.level3.net (4.69.150.67)  32.978 ms
    ae-11-51.car1.atlanta1.level3.net (4.69.150.3)  34.637 ms  33.326 ms
14  * * *
15  * * *
16  * * *
17  * * *
18  * * *
19  * * *
20  * * *
21  * * *
22  * * *
23  * * *
24  * * *
25  * * *
26  * * *
27  *^C
 
 

traceroute to dslreports.com (209.123.109.175), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.413 ms  0.214 ms  0.252 ms
 2  * * *
 3  te-9-2-ur02.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.85.140.37)  9.519 ms  7.699 ms  8.221 ms
 4  po-20-ur01.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.87.145.86)  7.284 ms  7.356 ms  7.937 ms
 5  be-76-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.69.141)  11.951 ms  11.660 ms  12.100 ms
 6  he-2-6-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.93.33)  38.546 ms  23.627 ms  23.840 ms
 7  173.167.58.26 (173.167.58.26)  17.843 ms  27.880 ms  24.429 ms
 8  0.e1-4.tbr1.oct.nac.net (209.123.10.122)  20.790 ms  19.085 ms  17.500 ms
 9  * * *
10  * * *
11  * * *
12  * * *
13  * * *
14  * * *
15  * * *
16  * * *
17  * * *
18  * * *
19  * * *
20  * * *
21  * * *
^C
 
 


pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
kudos:3
Can you answer the questions here, especially the line stats?
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ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
reply to jacktaw
For the sites you tried, I get the same results from a connecting in Richmond, VA. So what you are seeing is normal.


pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
kudos:3
reply to jacktaw
FWIW, from California, I have no problems tracing (with mtr) to those IPs:


Packets Pings
Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrs t StDev
1. 173-14-73-190-Sacramento.hfc.comcastbusiness.net 0.0% 1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0. 6 0.0
2. 96.188.38.1 0.0% 1 9.0 9.0 9.0 9. 0 0.0
3. te-8-2-ur01.placerville.ca.ccal.comcast.net 0.0% 1 11.8 11.8 11.8 11. 8 0.0
4. te-8-1-ar02.sacramento.ca.sacra.comcast.net 0.0% 1 8.8 8.8 8.8 8. 8 0.0
5. pos-0-5-0-0-cr01.sacramento.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 23.4 23.4 23.4 23. 4 0.0
6. pos-0-2-0-0-cr01.sanjose.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 15.1 15.1 15.1 15. 1 0.0
7. pos-0-3-0-0-pe01.11greatoaks.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 18.4 18.4 18.4 18. 4 0.0
8. xe-0-1-1.bbr02.eq01.sjc02.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 16.2 16.2 16.2 16. 2 0.0
9. ae7.bbr01.eq01.sjc02.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 31.2 31.2 31.2 31. 2 0.0
10. ae0.bbr02.cs01.den01.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 60.6 60.6 60.6 60. 6 0.0
11. ae0.bbr02.eq01.chi01.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 73.9 73.9 73.9 73. 9 0.0
12. ae0.bbr02.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 87.4 87.4 87.4 87. 4 0.0
13. ae1.dar01.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 85.3 85.3 85.3 85. 3 0.0
14. po1.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com 0.0% 1 86.8 86.8 86.8 86. 8 0.0
15. 173.192.226.44-static.reverse.softlayer.com 0.0% 1 87.9 87.9 87.9 87. 9 0.0


and


Packets Pings
Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrs t StDev
1. 173-14-73-190-Sacramento.hfc.comcastbusiness.net 0.0% 1 0.7 0.7 0.7 0. 7 0.0
2. 96.188.38.1 0.0% 1 11.6 11.6 11.6 11. 6 0.0
3. te-8-2-ur01.placerville.ca.ccal.comcast.net 0.0% 1 10.9 10.9 10.9 10. 9 0.0
4. c-69-139-222-61.hsd1.az.comcast.net 0.0% 1 11.4 11.4 11.4 11. 4 0.0
5. pos-0-5-0-0-cr01.sacramento.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 18.6 18.6 18.6 18. 6 0.0
6. he-1-13-0-0-cr01.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 25.3 25.3 25.3 25. 3 0.0
7. 68.86.85.142 0.0% 1 63.1 63.1 63.1 63. 1 0.0
8. pos-1-3-0-0-cr01.56marietta.ga.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 80.5 80.5 80.5 80. 5 0.0
9. he-0-7-0-0-cr01.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 95.9 95.9 95.9 95. 9 0.0
10. pos-0-7-0-0-ar01.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net 0.0% 1 94.9 94.9 94.9 94. 9 0.0
11. te-4-1-ur07.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net 0.0% 1 90.7 90.7 90.7 90. 7 0.0
12. wwwcomcast-vip.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net 0.0% 1 91.4 91.4 91.4 91. 4 0.0


and (despite the last hop discarding the packets):


Packets Pings
Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrs t StDev
1. 173-14-73-190-Sacramento.hfc.comcastbusiness.net 0.0% 3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0. 7 0.1
2. 96.188.38.1 0.0% 3 9.4 9.0 7.7 10. 0 1.2
3. te-9-2-ur01.placerville.ca.ccal.comcast.net 0.0% 3 9.9 10.1 9.9 10. 3 0.2
4. te-8-1-ar02.sacramento.ca.sacra.comcast.net 0.0% 2 68.9 39.5 10.1 68. 9 41.6
5. pos-0-3-0-0-cr01.sacramento.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 2 15.5 15.1 14.7 15. 5 0.6
6. pos-0-4-0-0-cr01.sanjose.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 2 19.2 16.2 13.3 19. 2 4.2
7. xe-7-1-0.edge1.SanJose1.Level3.net 0.0% 2 14.8 23.8 14.8 32. 7 12.7
8. vlan70.csw2.SanJose1.Level3.net 0.0% 2 12.8 13.8 12.8 14. 7 1.3
9. ae-71-71.ebr1.SanJose1.Level3.net 0.0% 2 15.7 19.1 15.7 22. 4 4.7
10. ae-5-5.ebr1.SanJose5.Level3.net 0.0% 2 15.9 14.4 12.9 15. 9 2.2
11. ae-1-100.ebr2.SanJose5.Level3.net 0.0% 2 22.1 18.0 13.9 22. 1 5.8
12. ae-6-6.ebr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net 0.0% 2 24.3 24.2 24.1 24. 3 0.2
13. ae-3-3.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net 0.0% 2 115.7 85.2 54.7 115. 7 43.1
14. ae-7-7.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net 0.0% 2 76.8 75.6 74.5 76. 8 1.6
15. ae-63-63.ebr1.Atlanta2.Level3.net 0.0% 2 98.9 90.3 81.8 98. 9 12.1
16. ae-11-51.car1.Atlanta1.Level3.net 0.0% 2 74.5 75.5 74.5 76. 5 1.4
17. ???


and finally DSLR:


Packets Pings
Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrs t StDev
1. 173-14-73-190-Sacramento.hfc.comcastbusiness.net 0.0% 1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0. 6 0.0
2. 96.188.38.1 0.0% 1 21.8 21.8 21.8 21. 8 0.0
3. te-8-2-ur01.placerville.ca.ccal.comcast.net 0.0% 1 47.0 47.0 47.0 47. 0 0.0
4. c-69-139-222-61.hsd1.az.comcast.net 0.0% 1 10.5 10.5 10.5 10. 5 0.0
5. pos-0-0-0-0-cr01.sacramento.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 13.6 13.6 13.6 13. 6 0.0
6. he-1-10-0-0-cr01.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 23.0 23.0 23.0 23. 0 0.0
7. 68.86.86.218 0.0% 1 62.2 62.2 62.2 62. 2 0.0
8. pos-1-7-0-0-cr01.56marietta.ga.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 75.1 75.1 75.1 75. 1 0.0
9. he-0-4-0-0-cr01.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net 0.0% 1 102.1 102.1 102.1 102. 1 0.0
10. 68.86.87.198 0.0% 1 92.2 92.2 92.2 92. 2 0.0
11. 173.167.58.26 0.0% 1 92.8 92.8 92.8 92. 8 0.0
12. 0.e1-4.tbr1.oct.nac.net 0.0% 1 91.0 91.0 91.0 91. 0 0.0
13. vlan804.esd1.oct.nac.net 0.0% 1 128.7 128.7 128.7 128. 7 0.0
14. 209.123.109.175 0.0% 1 99.0 99.0 99.0 99. 0 0.0


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jacktaw

join:2003-01-03
Derry, NH
reply to pflog
1) Your location: City and State. -
Derry, NH

3) Is the issue intermittent, constant or does it occur at a specific time of day? -
Constant

4) Your modem make, model & firmware version. How to find firmware version: Access modem -
SMCD3GNV, in bridge mode

5) Describe any home networking if applicable. (i.e. routers, hubs, adapters, etc.) -
Mac Pro, ethernet to Airport Extreme, ethernet to SMC. SMC is in bridge mode, Airport Extreme handles DHCP.

6) List any firewall and/or anti-virus software you have installed. Include what version you have. -
Built in OS X firewall, no anti-virus, etc.

I on the Blast! tier 50/10.

Overall speeds are fine. Here are two speedtests locally to Boston and another to Austin, TX:







-Kevin


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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Wilmington, DE
kudos:3
Reviews:
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Fine here from Delaware as well - except I go from VA to DC instead of through NYC.
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Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
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Reviews:
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·Comcast
·AT&T U-Verse
reply to jacktaw
CT here:

Dslreports.com:

Tracing route to Dslreports.com [209.123.109.175]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 10.0.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 9 ms 8 ms 9 ms [Removed]
4 12 ms 10 ms 11 ms be-52-ar01.chartford.ct.hartford.comcast.net [68.85.162.194]
5 25 ms 16 ms 18 ms pos-1-5-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net [68.85.162.73]
6 47 ms 47 ms 47 ms he-2-7-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.95.29]
7 43 ms 44 ms 42 ms 173.167.58.26
8 43 ms 43 ms 43 ms 0.e1-4.tbr1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.122]
9 45 ms 43 ms 43 ms vlan804.esd1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.2]
10 43 ms 43 ms 44 ms www.dslreports.com [209.123.109.175]

Trace complete.

cnn.com:

Tracing route to cnn.com [157.166.226.26]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 10.0.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms [Removed]
4 13 ms 10 ms 15 ms be-52-ar01.chartford.ct.hartford.comcast.net [68.85.162.194]
5 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms pos-3-8-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net [69.139.220.101]
6 52 ms 47 ms 47 ms he-2-9-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.90.57]
7 20 ms 21 ms 19 ms xe-8-2-0.edge1.NewYork2.Level3.net [4.71.186.17]
8 24 ms 21 ms 20 ms vlan51.ebr1.NewYork2.Level3.net [4.69.138.222]
9 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms ae-3-3.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.132.89]
10 26 ms 25 ms 25 ms ae-62-62.csw1.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.134.146]
11 32 ms 27 ms 26 ms ae-61-61.ebr1.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.134.129]
12 41 ms 49 ms 49 ms ae-2-2.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.132.85]
13 44 ms 49 ms 49 ms ae-73-73.ebr2.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.148.254]
14 39 ms 38 ms 38 ms ae-2-52.edge4.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.150.77]
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * and more

comcast.com:

Tracing route to comcast.com [69.241.45.4]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 10.0.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 7 ms 9 ms 8 ms [Removed]
4 14 ms 11 ms 11 ms be-52-ar01.chartford.ct.hartford.comcast.net [68.85.162.194]
5 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms pos-1-5-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net [68.85.162.73]
6 48 ms 47 ms 47 ms he-2-9-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.90.57]
7 43 ms 47 ms 43 ms te-7-1-ar01.philadelphia.pa.bo.comcast.net [68.86.93.14]
8 44 ms 43 ms 43 ms te-1-1-ar02.philadelphia.pa.bo.comcast.net [68.85.215.178]
9 50 ms 48 ms 51 ms te-8-2-ar01.newcastle.de.bo.comcast.net [69.139.244.33]
10 54 ms 52 ms 51 ms te-0-4-0-5-ar01.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net [69.139.244.58]
11 48 ms 58 ms 49 ms te-4-1-ur07.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net [68.85.215.146]
12 49 ms 50 ms 50 ms wwwcomcast-vip.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net [69.241.45.4]

Trace complete.

hostgator.com:

Tracing route to hostgator.com [173.192.226.44]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 10.0.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 9 ms 7 ms 11 ms [Removed]
4 11 ms 11 ms 11 ms be-52-ar01.chartford.ct.hartford.comcast.net [68.85.162.194]
5 16 ms 15 ms 17 ms pos-1-5-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net [68.85.162.73]
6 51 ms 47 ms 47 ms he-2-6-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.93.33]
7 42 ms 41 ms 41 ms pos-0-2-0-0-pe01.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.87.226]
8 43 ms 49 ms 43 ms xe-0-0-1.bbr01.tl01.nyc01.networklayer.com [75.149.231.194]
9 48 ms 49 ms 46 ms ae1.bbr01.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com [173.192.18.156]
10 49 ms 49 ms 47 ms ae0.dar01.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.197]
11 48 ms 49 ms 50 ms po1.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [208.43.118.149]
12 51 ms 49 ms 49 ms 173.192.226.44-static.reverse.softlayer.com [173.192.226.44]

Trace complete.


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
reply to pflog
What OS are you using traceroute from? If I do it from Linux I see what the OP does. From Windows, I get what you do.


pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
kudos:3
said by ropeguru:

What OS are you using traceroute from? If I do it from Linux I see what the OP does. From Windows, I get what you do.

FreeBSD, but the tool I'm using (mtr) uses ICMP echo requests by default. If I run it with -u to use UDP datagrams instead, I don't even get past my 1st hop.
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jacktaw

join:2003-01-03
Derry, NH
reply to ropeguru
Interesting.....I'm seeing the same here. Both OS X machines have this behavior. But my Windows 7 machine doesn't have an issue on the trace route like above.

However, browsing performance on the Windows 7 machine doesn't seem any better than the OS X machines.....so maybe the traceroute isn't telling the whole story.

-Kevin


pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
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said by jacktaw:

Interesting.....I'm seeing the same here. Both OS X machines have this behavior. But my Windows 7 machine doesn't have an issue on the trace route like above.

However, browsing performance on the Windows 7 machine doesn't seem any better than the OS X machines.....so maybe the traceroute isn't telling the whole story.

-Kevin

Given your speeds are fine, but browsing is slow, it may be the DNS server(s) you're using causing the sluggish browsing. As much as I'd like to tell you to use my own ns_bench (which predated Gibson's tool), his is admittedly better, though I went for simple and easy to use, not flashy whiz bang like his. Try his out:

»www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

If you need to run it on the mac AND windows, though, you could use my ns_bench as it's supported on both

»pflog.net/ns_bench/
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reply to jacktaw
said by jacktaw:

Interesting.....I'm seeing the same here. Both OS X machines have this behavior. But my Windows 7 machine doesn't have an issue on the trace route like above.

Pretty sure OS X uses UDP by default.

traceroute -I domain.example

jacktaw

join:2003-01-03
Derry, NH
Thanks.....here's the results for a trace to Hostgator.com using the -I option

$ traceroute -I hostgator.com
traceroute to hostgator.com (173.192.226.44), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets
 1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.672 ms  0.193 ms  0.162 ms
 2  * * *
 3  te-9-2-ur02.derry.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.85.140.37)  8.761 ms  7.582 ms  12.226 ms
 4  be-31-ar01.woburn.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.69.145)  15.304 ms  14.076 ms  10.698 ms
 5  pos-0-1-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net (68.85.162.145)  12.461 ms  10.682 ms  12.564 ms
 6  he-2-6-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.93.33)  27.550 ms  18.931 ms  23.607 ms
 7  pos-1-6-0-0-pe01.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.87.110)  18.398 ms  18.224 ms  18.028 ms
 8  xe-0-0-1.bbr01.tl01.nyc01.networklayer.com (75.149.231.194)  17.116 ms  17.346 ms  38.575 ms
 9  ae1.bbr01.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com (173.192.18.156)  22.927 ms  21.828 ms  21.863 ms
10  ae0.dar01.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com (173.192.18.197)  22.598 ms  23.967 ms  23.617 ms
11  po1.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com (208.43.118.149)  24.645 ms  23.673 ms  24.074 ms
12  173.192.226.44-static.reverse.softlayer.com (173.192.226.44)  23.525 ms  22.806 ms  24.403 ms
 


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Looks fantastic. 23ms from NH to DC is pretty darn good, and no signs of packet loss, either...
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