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Re: Problems at Microsoft?

  • From: Justin W. Pauler
  • Date: Wed Aug 03 14:39:12 2005
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Richard,

You're not lying when you say the resolvers are spitting out different
results every minute, now the Cox uplink here goes from Dallas to San
Jose to and endpoint in Tokyo.

*Insert obligatory Microsoft expletive here*

JWP

On 8/3/05, Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 01:01:59PM -0500, Justin W. Pauler wrote:
> >
> > New Zeland and Australia? Me thinks someone goofed. And what's really
> > strange is that Monday I ran this exact same traceroute for
> > informational purposes and at or around hop #7 - cox dallas handed off
> > to atlanta who handed off to msn.net directly.
> 
> Seems like the problem has been confirmed to be Savvis. In some places
> Akadns is returning real Akamai sites with correct routing:
> 
> download.microsoft.com is an alias for main.dl.ms.akadns.net.
> main.dl.ms.akadns.net is an alias for dom.dl.ms.akadns.net.
> dom.dl.ms.akadns.net is an alias for dl.ms.d4p.net.
> dl.ms.d4p.net is an alias for dl.ms.georedirector.akadns.net.
> dl.ms.georedirector.akadns.net is an alias for a767.ms.akamai.net.
> 
> In others it is returning download.microsoft.com.c.footprint.net:
> 
> download.microsoft.com is an alias for main.dl.ms.akadns.net.
> main.dl.ms.akadns.net is an alias for dom.dl.ms.akadns.net.
> dom.dl.ms.akadns.net is an alias for
> download.microsoft.com.c.footprint.net
> 
> The footprint.net CDN appears to be updating every minute or so with new
> data, each more broken than the last. So far this morning I've also seen
> (from various places not near any of the final sites):
> 
> cdn-colo.Frankfurtfrx.savvis.net 90.626 ms
> ge-0-0-1.a20.taiptw01.tw.ra.verio.net 197.312 ms
> so-2-0-1-0.par22.ip.tiscali.net  82.875 ms
> iadvantage-1.gw2.hkg3.asianetcom.net 238.817 ms
> xe-0-1-0.a20.osakjp01.jp.ra.verio.net 271.745 ms
> bcr1-so-1-0-0.Londonlnx.savvis.net 167.918 ms
> cpr2-pos-0-0.VirginiaEquinix.savvis.net 90.493 ms
> ae-11-51.car1.Atlanta1.Level3.net 149.736 ms
> 
> If you really want to download something from microsoft at faster than
> crawl speeds, try moving your resolvers around to find a nameserver that
> is getting real Akamai results. Otherwise, wait for Savvis and/or MS to
> get their act together. :)
> 
> --
> Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
> GPG Key ID: 0xF8B12CBC (7535 7F59 8204 ED1F CC1C 53AF 4C41 5ECA F8B1 2CBC)
>




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