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  # 1242662 19-Feb-2015 22:04
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FierceGuppy:
Glassboy:
FierceGuppy:

Interesting!  Would you mind posting your tracert?


Here's the relevant bit.

Tracing route to twitch.tv [192.16.71.181]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 4 ms 6 ms 4 ms 210.246.35.254
3 6 ms 4 ms 4 ms gi0-2-0-3.ppnzwtc01.wlg.vf.net.nz.180.109.203.in-addr.arpa [203.109.180.210]
4 5 ms 6 ms 4 ms gi0-2-0-3.ppnzwtc02.wlg.vf.net.nz [203.109.180.209]
5 138 ms 137 ms 138 ms 10.123.80.69
6 137 ms 145 ms 149 ms v407.core1.sjc1.he.net [216.218.254.57]
7 138 ms 137 ms 137 ms 10ge1-4.core1.pao1.he.net [72.52.92.113]
8 * * * Request timed out.


It brings tears to my eyes.  That's what I should be getting from Vodafone -- an actual UFB service.  I had one until late last year.



It's not related to UFB in anyway at all, UFB does not mean different traffic routing or faster international speed



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  # 1242664 19-Feb-2015 22:12
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xlinknz: welcome to the wonderful world off internet [bgp] routing where traffic can go in all sorts of directions deliberately, accidentally and maliciously

basically there are no guarantees your traffic will take the shortest or lowest latency path

and this means in some circumstances a satellite link [low orbit] can have less latency than a sea floor fibre link !



Which seafloor link?


 
 
 
 




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  # 1242674 19-Feb-2015 22:23
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johnr:
FierceGuppy:
Glassboy:
FierceGuppy:

Interesting!  Would you mind posting your tracert?


Here's the relevant bit.

Tracing route to twitch.tv [192.16.71.181]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 4 ms 6 ms 4 ms 210.246.35.254
3 6 ms 4 ms 4 ms gi0-2-0-3.ppnzwtc01.wlg.vf.net.nz.180.109.203.in-addr.arpa [203.109.180.210]
4 5 ms 6 ms 4 ms gi0-2-0-3.ppnzwtc02.wlg.vf.net.nz [203.109.180.209]
5 138 ms 137 ms 138 ms 10.123.80.69
6 137 ms 145 ms 149 ms v407.core1.sjc1.he.net [216.218.254.57]
7 138 ms 137 ms 137 ms 10ge1-4.core1.pao1.he.net [72.52.92.113]
8 * * * Request timed out.


It brings tears to my eyes.  That's what I should be getting from Vodafone -- an actual UFB service.  I had one until late last year.



It's not related to UFB in anyway at all, UFB does not mean different traffic routing or faster international speed



No of course not.  Ultra Fast Broadband could mean a club sandwich.  The term doesn't imply anything at all.

What is the reason why Glassboy's tracert from wellington is far superior to mine in Christchurch?


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  # 1242682 19-Feb-2015 22:45
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Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?

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  # 1242688 19-Feb-2015 23:17
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  # 1242689 19-Feb-2015 23:20
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When we were last issued a block of IP addresses for our network, it took a year for most of the geolocation services to recognise them as being in NZ.

We couldnt use them for a long time because google kept referring google.com to the Philippines version.
Youtube would never appear in english, and speedtest.net kept directing us to indonesian servers.

TV3 ondemand streams were unwatchable (outside NZ) - they and the ministry of education were the last to update their records. We decided we needed to start using the block and had to NAT tv3 / moe traffic from an already working block for about 6 months.

Geolocation services are not always correct.








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  # 1242690 19-Feb-2015 23:20
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Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.

PS C:\Windows\system32> tracert 199.9.253.233

Tracing route to video3.sfo01.justin.tv [199.9.253.233]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 18 ms 9 ms 19 ms 218.101.61.101
4 24 ms 22 ms 25 ms ie2-g-0-0-0.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.2]
5 26 ms 25 ms 25 ms ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.251]
6 25 ms 26 ms 25 ms 134.159.174.41
7 152 ms 150 ms 151 ms 202.84.223.85
8 188 ms 180 ms 191 ms 202.84.144.14
9 182 ms 182 ms 181 ms i-0-5-0-0.eqnx03.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.40.149.81]
10 179 ms 179 ms 181 ms l3-peer.eqnx03.pr.telstraglobal.net [134.159.61.106]
11 194 ms 182 ms 193 ms ae-1-6.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.153]
12 183 ms 184 ms 193 ms ae-1-6.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.153]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1242703 19-Feb-2015 23:59
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FierceGuppy:
Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.



Telstra Global's head offices are in Hong Kong. Thats where the IP addresses are registered too.

It doesn't actually mean that the IP's are used on Hong Kong devices. Based on the latency and cable paths it looks like its hitting East coast USA, which is where JustinTV and Twitch are hosted and peer.

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  # 1242731 20-Feb-2015 06:19
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For the record, this is what I get (Xtra VDSL):

Tracing route to twitch.tv [192.16.71.181]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     3 ms     3 ms     3 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    13 ms    12 ms     9 ms  125-239-201-1.jetstream.xtra.co.nz [125.239.201.
1]
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4     8 ms     8 ms    16 ms  ae8-10.akbr6.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.116.5
]
  5     8 ms     8 ms     8 ms  ae5-2.akbr7.global-gateway.net.nz [210.55.202.21
3]
  6     9 ms     9 ms     9 ms  ae1-10.tkbr12.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.
37]
  7   163 ms   137 ms   133 ms  xe7-0-1-10.lebr7.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.2
32.162]
  8   163 ms   141 ms   137 ms  ae3-10.sjbr3.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.2
5]
  9   141 ms   142 ms   142 ms  ae0.pabr5.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.74]

 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.

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  # 1242732 20-Feb-2015 06:20
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FierceGuppy:
Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.




Are you using the  VF DNS servers?





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  # 1242733 20-Feb-2015 06:29
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sbiddle:
FierceGuppy:
Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.




Are you using the  VF DNS servers?




Yes.  203.97.78.43 and 203.97.78.44.




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  # 1242736 20-Feb-2015 06:49
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Sounddude:
FierceGuppy:
Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.



Telstra Global's head offices are in Hong Kong. Thats where the IP addresses are registered too.

It doesn't actually mean that the IP's are used on Hong Kong devices. Based on the latency and cable paths it looks like its hitting East coast USA, which is where JustinTV and Twitch are hosted and peer.




The key thing is that those Hong Kong addresses don't appear Glassboy's tracert result. The only differences between him and I is that he lives in Wellington and I live in Christchurch, and Vodafone gives him a functioning UFB service while giving me a stunted one.




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  # 1242738 20-Feb-2015 07:03
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I now have to go to work, me hearties.


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  # 1242743 20-Feb-2015 07:36
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FierceGuppy:
Sounddude:
FierceGuppy:
Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.



Telstra Global's head offices are in Hong Kong. Thats where the IP addresses are registered too.

It doesn't actually mean that the IP's are used on Hong Kong devices. Based on the latency and cable paths it looks like its hitting East coast USA, which is where JustinTV and Twitch are hosted and peer.




The key thing is that those Hong Kong addresses don't appear Glassboy's tracert result. The only differences between him and I is that he lives in Wellington and I live in Christchurch, and Vodafone gives him a functioning UFB service while giving me a stunted one.



Vodafone are not giving you a stunted service, you are receiving the service as designed and what you are paying for, be it ADSL, Dialup, Cable or Fibre no Service Provider has control over what happens and the service levels you recieve once your transaction leaves their servers.




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  # 1242830 20-Feb-2015 09:25
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FierceGuppy:
Kraven: Video streams on twitch.tv don't come from the IP that twitch.tv resolves to. They use a CDN to distribute the stream content. For example, currently on my Snap connection the stream I'm watching is coming from 199.9.253.233. Does your traceroute to that IP look any better than the one to twitch.tv?


Unfortunately my traffic for that address still gets routed through China, too.

PS C:\Windows\system32> tracert 199.9.253.233

Tracing route to video3.sfo01.justin.tv [199.9.253.233]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 18 ms 9 ms 19 ms 218.101.61.101
4 24 ms 22 ms 25 ms ie2-g-0-0-0.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.2]
5 26 ms 25 ms 25 ms ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.251]
6 25 ms 26 ms 25 ms 134.159.174.41
7 152 ms 150 ms 151 ms 202.84.223.85
8 188 ms 180 ms 191 ms 202.84.144.14
9 182 ms 182 ms 181 ms i-0-5-0-0.eqnx03.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.40.149.81]
10 179 ms 179 ms 181 ms l3-peer.eqnx03.pr.telstraglobal.net [134.159.61.106]
11 194 ms 182 ms 193 ms ae-1-6.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.153]
12 183 ms 184 ms 193 ms ae-1-6.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.153]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.



For what it's worth, my results are almost identical to yours (vodafone/telstra cable in Wellington).

tracert 199.9.253.233

Tracing route to video3.sfo01.justin.tv [199.9.253.233]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  2     9 ms     8 ms    10 ms  lo0.internet.ivpn.pe25.telstraclear.net [218.101.61.124]
  3    18 ms    17 ms    18 ms  ie2-g-0-0-0.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.2]
  4    19 ms    18 ms    18 ms  ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.251]
  5    22 ms    20 ms    22 ms  134.159.174.37
  6   246 ms   202 ms   202 ms  202.84.223.85
  7   280 ms   176 ms   229 ms  202.84.144.14
  8   228 ms   192 ms   212 ms  202.40.149.42
  9   211 ms   203 ms   202 ms  l3-peer.eqnx03.pr.telstraglobal.net [134.159.61.106]
 10   294 ms   202 ms   202 ms  ae-1-6.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.153]
 11   200 ms   202 ms   202 ms  ae-1-6.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.153]
 12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 14     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 15     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 16     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 17     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 18     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 19     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 20     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 21     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 22     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 23     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 24     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 25     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 26     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 27     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 28     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 29     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 30     *        *        *     Request timed out.

Trace complete.

I don't watch twitch TV though, so can't comment on quality

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