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Topic # 56574 17-Jan-2010 23:16
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So, Why, on Big Time is the internet being routed to another provider?
It would appear to be named Compass Communications or iprolink.co.nz

Heres an example tracert to google.com:

C:\Documents and Settings\*****>tracert google.com

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.19.103]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     6 ms     1 ms     1 ms  192.168.0.1
  2    46 ms    48 ms    41 ms  210-55-69-32.iprolink.co.nz [210.55.69.32]
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4    60 ms    54 ms    55 ms  xe6-0-0-10.akbr5.global-gateway.net.nz [202.37.2
44.221]
  5    60 ms    55 ms    55 ms  xe0-0-0-2.akbr4.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.23
2.77]
  6    60 ms    56 ms    55 ms  ae1-10.tkbr9.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.3
7]
  7   185 ms   180 ms   180 ms  so6-0-3.labr5.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.
34]
  8   188 ms   180 ms   180 ms  so1-0-1.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.
174]
  9   254 ms   306 ms     *     google-pni-3.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50
.232.114]
 10   272 ms   213 ms   297 ms  216.239.46.180
 11   230 ms   213 ms   300 ms  216.239.43.144
 12   229 ms   306 ms   306 ms  209.85.251.94
 13   228 ms     *      424 ms  nuq04s01-in-f103.1e100.net [74.125.19.103]



I noticed the iprolink.co.nz ip is the same as my gateway in the router,
so why is Telecom routing traffic through compass?

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  Reply # 290773 18-Jan-2010 01:20
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Just old or out of date reverse dns lookup (ip address to domain name) information for the 2nd hop.

Hasn't been updated for years.

Whois information on 210.55.69.32:
inetnum: 210.55.69.32 - 210.55.69.127
netname: FIPD-IPROLINK-NZ
descr: Internet Prolink Ltd
country: NZ
admin-c: DBK1-AP
tech-c: TNZ1-AP
rev-srv: defiant.netgate.net.nz
rev-srv: reliant.netgate.net.nz
notify: peterb@iprolink.co.nz
notify: nic@netgate.net.nz
mnt-by: NZTELECOM
status: ASSIGNED NON-PORTABLE
changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20020827
changed: don@netgate.net.nz 20010110
changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20041123
source: APNIC

role: Telecom New ZealandIPRegistry
address: Telecom New Zealand IP Registry
address: 31 Airedale Street,
address: Auckland
country: NZ
phone: +64-9-363-5861
fax-no: +64-9-379-4790
e-mail: nic@global-gateway.net.nz
trouble: abuse@global-gateway.net.nz
admin-c: DBK1-AP
tech-c: BS3-AP
nic-hdl: TNZ1-AP
mnt-by: NZTELECOM
notify: nic@global-gateway.net.nz
changed: dbk1@ggi.net.nz 20031023
changed: dbk1@ggi.net.nz 20041122
source: APNIC











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