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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 82549 1-May-2011 19:20
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I've been debugging DNS nslookup failures on my home PC and found that a tracert output showed an unusually long delay for one of the hops.


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     9 ms     2 ms     1 ms
  2    14 ms    13 ms    16 ms []
  3  1455 ms  1693 ms  1303 ms []
  4     *       12 ms    14 ms []
  5    13 ms    13 ms    13 ms []
  6    13 ms    13 ms     * []

This is from a ADSL2+ connection using a static IP in Auckland, broadband Pro connection, so internet connectivity should be quite good and unlikely be the cause of the delay.

Connections to remote locations in Africa don't have such large delays.
Is there some problem with the Xtra DNS routing or is it simply an anomaly with the tracert?


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  Reply # 464241 1-May-2011 19:26
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Nothing looking wrong with that. What DNS servers are you using - standard Telecom DSL ones?

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  Reply # 464253 1-May-2011 20:16
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Not just you, [] is responding VERY slow for me too. 1200-1500 ms! And thats routing to


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  Reply # 464332 2-May-2011 00:00
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That's unusually high latency, I'm seeing the same.

The easiest ways to report this issue to Telecom are via the "email us" link on or their Twitter account!/telecomnz

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  Reply # 464348 2-May-2011 04:40
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If the response times from the subsequent hops are normal, as they are in the original post, then it's normal router behavior - thus nothing to report.

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