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Topic # 185393 20-Nov-2015 20:09
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So, the recent BBC iPlayer Unotelly problems prompted me to sign up for a trial of Unblockus and I was amazed at how much better Netflix works with the latter.  I'm on Slingshot UFB and the slow/no loading of Netflix thumbnails has been a constant irritation.  I decided to do a traceroute to Netflix.com to see what is happening - I'd be interested in any comparisons or observations.

First, using Unotelly's Virginia server (it defaulted to this):
With Unotelly - virginia server

C:\Users\Simon>tracert netflix.com

Tracing route to netflix.com [54.204.2.219]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms 1 ms 192.168.2.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms ae-5-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.41]
4 5 ms 2 ms 2 ms ae-4-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.40]
5 4 ms 3 ms 1 ms pts-n.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.20]
6 4 ms 3 ms 4 ms pts-s.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.21]
7 6 ms 3 ms 3 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
8 128 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
9 130 ms 130 ms 127 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
10 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
11 193 ms 162 ms 150 ms v301.core1.lax2.he.net [64.62.151.125]
12 138 ms 145 ms 135 ms 100ge4-1.core1.phx2.he.net [184.105.81.178]
13 169 ms 155 ms 166 ms 100ge10-1.core1.dal1.he.net [184.105.81.174]
14 162 ms 165 ms 158 ms eqix-da1.a100.1.com [206.223.118.150]
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 193 ms 193 ms 194 ms 54.240.229.2
18 193 ms 190 ms 194 ms 54.240.229.160
19 * 191 ms * 54.240.228.137
20 208 ms 207 ms 240 ms 54.239.108.148
21 192 ms 190 ms 190 ms 54.239.108.143
22 203 ms 201 ms 205 ms 54.239.109.22
23 206 ms 204 ms 205 ms 54.239.109.47
24 203 ms 202 ms 201 ms 205.251.245.244
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * 215 ms 206 ms 216.182.224.245
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.

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  Reply # 1431972 20-Nov-2015 20:10
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Then, after flushing DNS, using DHCP, which defaults to Slingshot's DNS server:
C:\Users\Simon>tracert netflix.com

Tracing route to netflix.com [54.204.43.31]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms 1 ms <1 ms Broadcom.Home [192.168.2.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 4 ms 2 ms 4 ms ae-5-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.41]
4 5 ms 4 ms 5 ms ae-4-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.40]
5 5 ms 3 ms 3 ms pts-n.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.20]
6 5 ms 2 ms 3 ms pts-s.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.21]
7 5 ms 8 ms 4 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
8 129 ms 131 ms 129 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
9 127 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
10 128 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
11 161 ms 166 ms 163 ms v301.core1.lax2.he.net [64.62.151.125]
12 147 ms 148 ms 148 ms 100ge4-1.core1.phx2.he.net [184.105.81.178]
13 161 ms 168 ms 154 ms 100ge10-1.core1.dal1.he.net [184.105.81.174]
14 159 ms 158 ms 158 ms eqix-da1.a100.1.com [206.223.118.150]
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 191 ms 190 ms 189 ms 54.240.229.8
18 190 ms 190 ms 190 ms 54.240.229.170
19 198 ms 207 ms 210 ms 54.239.108.254
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 224 ms 223 ms 213 ms 54.239.109.52
22 215 ms 225 ms 223 ms 54.239.111.238
23 203 ms 202 ms 215 ms 54.239.108.140
24 205 ms 203 ms 202 ms 54.239.111.23
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 206 ms 200 ms 217 ms 216.182.224.229
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.



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  Reply # 1431974 20-Nov-2015 20:15
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Lastly, using Unblockus:
C:\Users\Simon>tracert netflix.com

Tracing route to netflix.com [204.12.200.14]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.2.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 3 ms 2 ms 3 ms ae-5-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.41]
4 5 ms 3 ms 2 ms ae-4-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.40]
5 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms pts-n.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.20]
6 2 ms 2 ms 3 ms pts-s.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.21]
7 3 ms 6 ms 7 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
8 130 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
9 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
10 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
11 140 ms 159 ms 161 ms v301.core1.lax2.he.net [64.62.151.125]
12 159 ms 169 ms 159 ms 10ge14-1.core1.den1.he.net [72.52.92.37]
13 174 ms 174 ms 174 ms 10ge5-5.core1.mci3.he.net [184.105.222.22]
14 171 ms 174 ms 174 ms 10ge4-1.core1.mci2.he.net [184.105.213.37]
15 171 ms 174 ms 173 ms wholesale-internet-inc.10gigabitethernet1-3.core
1.mci2.he.net [216.66.78.90]
16 181 ms 174 ms 173 ms lag-to-oak.edge-a.clay1.mci.us.as32097.net [69.3
0.209.163]
17 172 ms 174 ms 186 ms lag-core-b.dist-1-4-a.clay1.mci.us.as32097.net [
208.110.88.7]
18 174 ms 174 ms 174 ms 204.12.200.14

Trace complete.

Now, I'm not a networking expert (only CCNA2 so far) but I don't think the first two look good - surely, the pings shouldn't be getting stuck in a "black hole" in 50.240.x.x and then timing out after 30 hops!?

I can see now why Unotelly hasn't been great

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