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EG
The wings of love
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join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
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Re: [Speed] Congested Comcast Peering with Akamai, Google in Mid

FWIW, just a point. As Dr.Drew stated, it's the same physical router. This data needs to also be examined when evaluating the rDNS info on hops;

te-8-2-ur02
xe-7-0-sur01

Even though the IP address is the same, the slot, port, and ring data is different.

Some examples of some meanings;

Some examples;

ge = gigabit ethernet.

te / xe= ten gigabit ethernet.

p, po, pos = Packet Over Sonet (an OC-3 or faster connection).

XE / TE = Juniper / Cisco 10GigE Interface
be / ae = Cisco Bundle Ethernet / Juniper Aggregate Ethernet

he = hundred gigabit ethernet.

1-1, 1-2, 1-11, 6-1, 9-1, 2-2, etc. = slot and port.

ar01, cr01, ur01

User Ring (UR), Area Ring (AR), Core Ring (CR) routing.

johnnn

join:2007-01-25
Ypsilanti, MI
EG, you're the best.


EG
The wings of love
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I doubt that but thanks for your kind words !


whfsdude
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reply to EG
said by EG:

User Ring (UR), Area Ring (AR), Core Ring (CR) routing.

The one I've never understood is "SUR." I have yet to see this interface name used outside of Comcast. Happen to know?

johnnn

join:2007-01-25
Ypsilanti, MI
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Peak time comparison
There appear to be significant changes underway. One of the routers hostnames has reappeared, and I'm on a different interface. A hop prior to Pontiac has been eliminated from the previous configuration.

There was likely some sort of maintenance window on Friday morning as evidenced by the smokeping graphs attached (this makes sense, as it corresponds with the lowest utilization period for the college town I'm in). Comparing the ICMP performance for peak windows between this week and last, there's been a significant improvement.


ArrayList
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Brighton, MA
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reply to EG
said by EG:

ge = gigabit ethernet.

te / xe= ten gigabit ethernet.

p, po, pos = Packet Over Sonet (an OC-3 or faster connection).

XE / TE = Juniper / Cisco 10GigE Interface
be / ae = Cisco Bundle Ethernet / Juniper Aggregate Ethernet

he = hundred gigabit ethernet.

1-1, 1-2, 1-11, 6-1, 9-1, 2-2, etc. = slot and port.

ar01, cr01, ur01

User Ring (UR), Area Ring (AR), Core Ring (CR) routing.

holy cow man. Thanks for this information. I know it's pretty trivial for non-comcast network engineers, but it really helps add some light into where my packets go when they leave town.


depster

join:2001-06-07
united state
reply to whfsdude
said by whfsdude:

said by EG:

User Ring (UR), Area Ring (AR), Core Ring (CR) routing.

The one I've never understood is "SUR." I have yet to see this interface name used outside of Comcast. Happen to know?

Maybe Switched User Ring?

makaze
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join:2004-02-23
USA

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said by depster:

said by whfsdude:

said by EG:

User Ring (UR), Area Ring (AR), Core Ring (CR) routing.

The one I've never understood is "SUR." I have yet to see this interface name used outside of Comcast. Happen to know?

Maybe Switched User Ring?

Nah it's a Super UR. In most areas it's a juniper with multiple AR connections for redundancy.

johnnn

join:2007-01-25
Ypsilanti, MI
So based on the info in this thread, the changes in throughput (things are much improved), and the routing changes I've observed, it looks like Comcast hooked my neighborhood's CMTS (and likely all of wannarbor) into a Super UR whereas before it routed through two regular 10GigE URs on its way to the AR in Pontiac.