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Re: Sprint/HiNet

  • From: Phil Howard
  • Date: Wed Aug 26 15:27:24 1998

william@pacific.net.ph writes:

> Tracing route to w3.hinet.net [168.95.1.82]
> over a maximum of 30 hops:
> 
>   1   138 ms   116 ms   113 ms  pi-ph-ts01.pacific.net.ph [210.23.234.128]
>   2   142 ms   111 ms   116 ms  pi-ph-gw01.pacific.net.ph [210.23.234.1]
>   3   332 ms   330 ms   340 ms  204.59.178.25
>   4   375 ms   324 ms   328 ms  204.59.120.198
>   5   323 ms   322 ms   339 ms  144.232.1.153
>   6   380 ms   366 ms   365 ms  144.232.8.70
>   7   347 ms   373 ms   374 ms  144.232.4.142
>   8     *        *        *     Request timed out.
>   9   546 ms   529 ms   523 ms  168.95.253.126
>  10   540 ms   532 ms   540 ms  168.95.253.189
>  11   547 ms   556 ms   547 ms  w3.hinet.net [168.95.1.82]
> 
> 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
such addresses.

There is a remote possibility it is filtered or just a very very old router.

-- 
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