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Master Geek


  Reply # 583912 20-Feb-2012 14:39
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Still not working for me (location Christchurch).

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  Reply # 583915 20-Feb-2012 14:42
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bleater: Still not working for me (location Christchurch).


If you give 123 a call and get a fault raised for you. In the meantime I'll flick an email to the team to let them know.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 583919 20-Feb-2012 14:45
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I've just tried it on an external ADSL line that goes via the cache farm and it seems to be working fine.

Any particular vimeo URL that's not working?  If you could post that it would help.

So I suspect it could be an issue with either your home broadband or something similar.  Ring up the Broadband helpdesk on 0800 225 598 and they will look into it.

Edit: Something does seem to be wrong with how player.vimeo.com is responding.  So I am going to ask a few people internally what is going on.  But if you could please log a call that would be great.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 583937 20-Feb-2012 15:07
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http://vimeo.com/12199910

I've already been through the broadband help desk, the tech tried it from his workstation, said "works for me" and basically refused to help any further.

The wrapper page and the video player load (along with the video poster frame), but when I click "play" the video doesn't stream.

If I proxy my connection through our corporate proxy server (switchnap, USA) it loads fine. 

I'm on a static IP if that makes any difference.

This is a tcpdump of the HTTP request made when the "play" button is clicked (for privacy reasons I have removed the Cookie header):

GET /play_redirect?clip_id=12199910&sig=bf25c91b9cb3a8eebe937d6a83db8058&time=1329704208&quality=hd&codecs=H264,VP8,VP6&type=moogaloop_local&embed_location= HTTP/1.1Host: player.vimeo.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_3) AppleWebKit/534.53.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.3 Safari/534.53.10
Accept: */*
Referer: http://vimeo.com/12199910
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Cookie: 
Connection: keep-alive  

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  Reply # 583943 20-Feb-2012 15:26
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bleater: http://vimeo.com/12199910

I've already been through the broadband help desk, the tech tried it from his workstation, said "works for me" and basically refused to help any further.

The wrapper page and the video player load (along with the video poster frame), but when I click "play" the video doesn't stream.

If I proxy my connection through our corporate proxy server (switchnap, USA) it loads fine. 

I'm on a static IP if that makes any difference. 


If you could ring back and say that you would like to log a case as it is an issue.  Quote this geekzone thread if you don't have any joy.  I am going to speak with the Complex Technical Support folks about this as it is an issue.  I think it is one of the upstream content providers as it doesn't work either directly or via the proxy cache farm on broadband or over XT.

EDIT: If you can PM me the case number I will escalate it to the correct person. :)

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  Reply # 583972 20-Feb-2012 15:55
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Also - Are you using the DNS from our website as follows: http://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1274

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Master Geek


  Reply # 583982 20-Feb-2012 16:02
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Yes... I just use the auto-assigned DNS servers. They correspond to UBA Primary/Seconday.

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  Reply # 584463 21-Feb-2012 12:29
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Looking at a typical page the actual video comes from
http://av.vimeo.com/14873/839/19116409.mp4?token=1329781074_8c2354babc83915ea9b9c8bb3ffccdee

Looking up av.vimeo.com gives:-
nslookup av.vimeo.com
Server:         122.56.237.1
Address:        122.56.237.1#53 Non-authoritative answer:
av.vimeo.com    canonical name = av.vimeo.com.edgesuite.net.
av.vimeo.com.edgesuite.net      canonical name = a808.g.akamai.net.
Name:   a808.g.akamai.net
Address: 219.88.186.97
Name:   a808.g.akamai.net
Address: 219.88.186.98

So the videos are comming from Akamai servers.  see Akamai.com

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Master Geek


  Reply # 584623 21-Feb-2012 15:37
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Perhaps if you're running in HTML5 mode, but with the Flash plugin, that's not what I saw from my packet capture. The Flash plugin made a request to player.vimeo.com with HTTP GET /play_redirect and then attempts to open a connection to 69.4.231.52:80 which appears to be some kind of cache (reverse DNS is jangle.cacetech.com, which is a site run by http://www.riverbed.com/, a vendor of web optimisation technologies).

My conclusion is that Telecom is using a dodgy optimisation product from these guys, and its breaking all sorts of ways. Also, the fact that it's been reported over several weeks, both by logging faults with the helpdesk and via TCNZ reps here escalating it, points to some incompetence here... the required workaround is turn off the effing caching while you sort out why it doesn't work. First rule of optimisation... don't break something that works in an attempt to get it to work better.

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  Reply # 584705 21-Feb-2012 17:54
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You're right the issue has been traced to the Akamai cache farm.  Unfortunately they aren't servers that Telecom support or have any control over.  This case was escalated to Akamai this morning but I haven't seen any ETR about when it's going to be fixed.

However I just checked Vimeo now on my home broadband connection as I wasn't working today and it seems to be working fine.

Could you please re-test it and see if it's working for you or not?

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  Reply # 584710 21-Feb-2012 18:03
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It's still not working, neither via Flash nor HTML5 mode.

My current workaround is to use proxy server located in the US. 

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  Reply # 584938 22-Feb-2012 08:16
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Just watched that awesome timelapse Christchurch video.. So heartbreaking.  I'm still not officially working today but will chase up with the Level 3 guy who was dealing with to get a status update.

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  Reply # 585017 22-Feb-2012 10:23
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So some new info to add which leads me to believe that actually this is a Vimeo misconfiguration. Firstly, I tried switching to the "new" Vimeo player, and lo and behold, it plays OK, with the content stream being an .mp4 video served up by an Akamai server, 219.88.187.32.

If I switch back to the Flash player, again it doesn't work. Now a bit more of an indepth crack at it with Wireshark shows this sequence when the "Play" button is pushed on the Flash player.

from my IP > player.vimeo.com (HTTP) "GET /play_redirect?clip_id=12199910&sig=bf1ebdb5c8c470626be86edbed3bc9cd&time=1329858352&quality=hd&codecs=H264,VP8,VP6&type=moogaloop_local&embed_location= HTTP/1.1 "

from player.vimeo.com back comes an HTTP response with this content:

<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><title>Permission Denied</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="http://a.vimeocdn.com/p/1.4.12/css/player.problem.opt.css"><!--[if IE]><style>.ac {background: #000;filter: alpha(opacity='70');}</style><![endif]--><!--[if IE 7]><style>.g {position: absolute;top: 50%;left: 0%;width: 100%;margin-top: -40px;}.p {left: 0;}</style><![endif]--></head><body><div id="player_problem_"><img src="http://player.vimeo.com/assets/images/cloud.png" width="70" height="30" /><img src="http://player.vimeo.com/assets/images/geese.png" width="72" height="21" /><div></div><div id="problem_msgwrapper_"><div id="problem_message_"><h1 id="h_">Permission Denied</h1><p id="p_">Sorry but you do not have the proper permission to access this area of Vimeo.</p></div></div><div><a href="http://vimeo.com" target="_blank">vimeo</a></div></div><script src="http://a.vimeocdn.com/p/1.4.12/js/player.core.opt.js"></script><script src="http://a.vimeocdn.com/p/1.4.12/js/player.problem.js"></script><script>var player_ = false;function initPlayer() {player_ = new Player.Problem(document.getElementById('player_problem_'), Player.Problem.ProblemPage, {clipId: null,uniqueId: '',domain: '.vimeo.com'});}Player.init.queue.push(initPlayer);if (!Player.init.loaderAdded) {if (window.addEventListener) {window.addEventListener('load', Player.init.loader, false);}else {window.attachEvent('onload', Player.init.loader);}Player.init.loaderAdded = true;}</script></body></html>

Looks to me like vimeo isn't accepting connections from its own Flash player, at least for my IP.

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  Reply # 585031 22-Feb-2012 10:39
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Sure you're running the latest Flash??

Also worth a ping to Vimeo and see what they have to say.

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  Reply # 585053 22-Feb-2012 11:12
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Hey guys!

Sorry about the slow response - yes there is a fault logged for this.

However we need a bit more information to help track down the fault.

Can you please send us where you see an issue?

output of
ping/traceroute url
dig/nslookup url
dig whoami.akamai.com

Email this to ort@telecom.co.nz and I can flick it onto the team.

Cheers,
Amber Craig

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