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- From: Phil Howard
- Date: Wed Aug 26 15:27:24 1998
> Tracing route to w3.hinet.net [22.214.171.124]
> over a maximum of 30 hops:
> 1 138 ms 116 ms 113 ms pi-ph-ts01.pacific.net.ph [126.96.36.199]
> 2 142 ms 111 ms 116 ms pi-ph-gw01.pacific.net.ph [188.8.131.52]
> 3 332 ms 330 ms 340 ms 184.108.40.206
> 4 375 ms 324 ms 328 ms 220.127.116.11
> 5 323 ms 322 ms 339 ms 18.104.22.168
> 6 380 ms 366 ms 365 ms 22.214.171.124
> 7 347 ms 373 ms 374 ms 126.96.36.199
> 8 * * * Request timed out.
> 9 546 ms 529 ms 523 ms 188.8.131.52
> 10 540 ms 532 ms 540 ms 184.108.40.206
> 11 547 ms 556 ms 547 ms w3.hinet.net [220.127.116.11]
> Trace complete.
> Line 8 is always like this and a customer of ours is complaining about it.
> Is this a time out or congestion or something else?
Most likely there is a private address (in one of 10.0.0.0/8, 172.16.0.0/12,
or 192.168.0.0/16) being used there. Tell the customer it is not their
router and to not worry about it.
Private addresses are often used this way. There are complications to it,
and this is one of those. But it is still commonly done for many links as
there is a huge supply of /30's in that space that can be used over and over
again in the net. Only those engineers responsible for the router need access
to it, and they probably figured that out well before they decided to assign
There is a remote possibility it is filtered or just a very very old router.
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