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Re: NY ranks #1 in Internet b/w

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Sun Nov 04 09:25:07 2001

On Sat, 3 Nov 2001, Rafi Sadowsky wrote:

> > Hm, I'm still waiting to witness a traceroute from Europe to Asia or the
> > Pacific that doesn't go over the US for the first time.

>  Enjoy:

Thank you.  :-)

> 10  london-bar2.ja.net (146.97.35.6)  12.378 ms  11.973 ms  12.099 ms
> 11  ten155-gw.ja.net (193.63.94.15)  12.781 ms  12.940 ms  12.753 ms
> 12  janet.uk.ten-155.net (212.1.192.149)  14.474 ms  18.835 ms  16.487 ms
> 13  212.1.192.186 (212.1.192.186)  303.626 ms  301.981 ms  303.517 ms
> 14  nacsis-2-FE2-0-0.sinet.ad.jp (150.99.99.17)  317.214 ms  313.987 ms
> 313.982 ms

Unfortunately, in this instance avoiding the US doesn't seem to pay off:

 5  so-1-1-0.TR1.AMS2.Alter.Net (146.188.8.86)  5.187 ms so-1-1-0.TR2.AMS2.Alter.Net (146.188.8.90)  309.476 ms  296.644 ms
 6  so-2-0-0.IR2.DCA4.Alter.Net (146.188.11.222)  87.299 ms  86.886 ms  86.995 ms
[...]
11  POS6-0.BR3.DCA6.ALTER.NET (152.63.38.117)  87.579 ms  86.699 ms  86.749 ms
12  a3-0.uunet.mclnva02.us.bb.verio.net (204.255.169.90)  320.341 ms  289.424 ms  291.342 ms
13  p16-0-0-0.r02.mclnva02.us.bb.verio.net (129.250.5.254)  291.258 ms  88.383 ms  88.220 ms
14  p4-6-1-0.r00.plalca01.us.bb.verio.net (129.250.2.245)  173.876 ms  173.900 ms  403.277 ms
[...]
18  p1-1.nii.snjsca03.us.bb.verio.net (129.250.10.22)  595.339 ms  567.663 ms *
19  kyoto-10-GE2-0.sinet.ad.jp (150.99.163.65)  444.986 ms  397.353 ms  336.185 ms

(I removed 4 UUNET routers in DC and 3 Verio routers in the Bay Area.)

Over 300 ms for less than 10000 km (6000 miles) is not great. Even a good
satellite should be able to provide better round trip times... But then
the GSM cellular network provides a minimum RTT of 550 ms even for very
short distances, so I suppose it could be worse.





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