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# 175189 20-Jun-2015 16:31
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Anybody noticed that imgur images appear to be very very slow the last couple days?
Example: https://i.imgur.com/LXr9Prx.jpg  (or without SSL)


Now here's the weird bit...

$ traceroute i.imgur.com
traceroute to i.imgur.com (103.245.222.193), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 192.168.10.1 (192.168.10.1) 0.272 ms 0.275 ms 0.269 ms
2 * * *
3 218.101.61.101 (218.101.61.101) 16.874 ms 20.125 ms 17.820 ms
4 203.167.249.138 (203.167.249.138) 27.312 ms 27.341 ms 27.334 ms
5 203.167.249.139 (203.167.249.139) 27.422 ms 27.382 ms 27.412 ms
6 203.57.145.135 (203.57.145.135) 31.351 ms 23.814 ms 203.57.145.139 (203.57.145.139) 29.748 ms
7 * * *
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 * * *
14 * * *
15 * * *
16 * * *
17 * * *
18 * * *
19 * * *
20 * * *


And the super crazy weird bit

$ whois 203.57.145.139 | grep netname
netname: TRADEME


Whaaaaat?






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  # 1328403 20-Jun-2015 17:17
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Trademe performance is abysmal, half the posts in my Reddit app wont load (i.e. ones including imgur hosted content) Start the VPN and all is well though. You're not the only one experiencing this.











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  # 1328405 20-Jun-2015 17:25
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gbwelly: Trademe performance is abysmal, 


The question is, why is imgur being routed through Trademe's network at all.  




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  # 1328416 20-Jun-2015 17:40
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203.167.249.139 is part of AS4768 (Owner: CLIX-NZ TelstraClear Ltd,NZ) Not trademe, but part of vodafones network still.

Trademe (202.162.72.2) is AS9834 (Owner: TRADEME-AS-NZ Trade Me Limited,NZ)


i.imgur.com is ran on a fastly cdn (IIRC it used to be on aws) I would suspect the change of hosting providers is what your noticing..

Atlest on VF adsl, peering in auckland.


Tracing route to imgur.com [103.245.222.193]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms pfsense.lanrouter [10.3.57.1]
2 41 ms 46 ms 34 ms 203-173-215-254.dialup.ihug.co.nz [203.173.215.254]
3 30 ms 27 ms 23 ms be7-188.ppnzftc02.akl.vf.net.nz.180.109.203.in-addr.arpa [203.109.180.226]
4 37 ms 38 ms 41 ms be8-188.ppnzftc02.akl.vf.net.nz.180.109.203.in-addr.arpa [203.109.180.225]
5 43 ms 39 ms 35 ms 203.97.78.53
6 41 ms 40 ms 43 ms 203.167.249.138
7 * 36 ms * 203.167.249.139
8 29 ms 33 ms * 203.57.145.139
9 44 ms 53 ms * 103.245.222.193
10 * * 26 ms 103.245.222.193

Trace complete.

Excuse the timing, connection is currently pegged out.

Simply put, its not on Trademes network at all.




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  # 1328422 20-Jun-2015 17:46
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hio77: 203.167.249.139 is part of AS4768 (Owner: CLIX-NZ TelstraClear Ltd,NZ) Not trademe, but part of vodafones network still.

Trademe (202.162.72.2) is part of AS9834 (Owner: TRADEME-AS-NZ Trade Me Limited,NZ)



Firstly, we are talking about i.imgur.com not imgur.com two different host names.

You will see in my traceroute I highlighted the last IP that responded,

It's neither of those.

The last IP that responded in the trace was 203.57.145.139 then the responses stopped.

As I posted, that net is owned by TRADEME according to whois data


whois 203.57.145.139
% [whois.apnic.net]
% Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html

% Information related to '203.57.145.0 - 203.57.145.255'

inetnum: 203.57.145.0 - 203.57.145.255
netname: TRADEME
descr: New Zealand Online Auctions, Wellington, New Zealand
country: NZ
admin-c: AM429-AP
tech-c: AM429-AP
remarks: Send all spam and abuse reports to noc@trademe.co.nz
mnt-by: APNIC-HM
mnt-routes: MAINT-NZ-TRADEME
status: ASSIGNED PORTABLE
remarks: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
remarks: This object can only be updated by APNIC hostmasters.
remarks: To update this object, please contact APNIC
remarks: hostmasters and include your organisation's account
remarks: name in the subject line.
remarks: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
mnt-irt: IRT-TRADEME-NZ
changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20051109
changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20091125
source: APNIC

irt: IRT-TRADEME-NZ
address: Level 3, NZX Centre
address: 11 Cable Street
address: Wellington
e-mail: noc@trademe.co.nz
abuse-mailbox: noc@trademe.co.nz
admin-c: AM429-AP
tech-c: AM429-AP
auth: # Filtered
mnt-by: MAINT-NZ-TRADEME
changed: noc@trademe.co.nz 20101206
source: APNIC

person: Allister Maguire
nic-hdl: AM429-AP
e-mail: noc@trademe.co.nz
address: Level 3, NZX Centre
address: 11 Cable Street
address: Wellington
phone: +64 4 803 2600
fax-no: +64 4 803 2699
country: NZ
changed: noc@trademe.co.nz 20080930
mnt-by: MAINT-NZ-TRADEME
source: APNIC

% Information related to '203.57.145.0/24AS9834'

route: 203.57.145.0/24
descr: Trade Me Limited
descr: route object for 203.57.145.0/24
origin: AS9834
country: NZ
mnt-lower: MAINT-NZ-TRADEME
mnt-routes: MAINT-NZ-TRADEME
mnt-by: MAINT-NZ-TRADEME
changed: noc@trademe.co.nz 20110609
source: APNIC

% This query was served by the APNIC Whois Service version 1.69.1-APNICv1r4 (WHOIS3)








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  # 1328426 20-Jun-2015 17:54
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My bad, just got home from work and didnt compare traces accurately when doing lookups.

Yes, 203.57.145.139 is part of AS9834 too.

203.167.249.139 vs 203.57.145.139 at a skim they look much alike!
Excuse my mistaken there.


As for where the content is actually hosted, You still do end up on the same endpoint.

https://imgur.com/blog/2013/06/04/tech-tuesday-our-technology-stack/ This is when imgur moved to aws

https://www.fastly.com/customers/imgur May 2014 they became a customer, with announcements going out March yeah.




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  # 1328430 20-Jun-2015 18:06
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It's not just Vodafone:

behodar$ traceroute i.imgur.com
traceroute to imgur.com (103.245.222.193), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.346 ms  0.259 ms  0.187 ms
2  103.230.76.8 (103.230.76.8)  9.511 ms  9.513 ms  7.900 ms
3  103.230.76.2 (103.230.76.2)  8.200 ms  6.225 ms  8.280 ms
4  gigabit.fx1.ape.nzix.net (192.203.154.115)  7.880 ms  8.678 ms  7.557 ms
5  tengigabitethernet0-2-0-669.aknnr-rt1.fx.net.nz (131.203.246.133)  8.206 ms  6.601 ms  11.168 ms
6  trademe-aknnr.fx.net.nz (131.203.246.134)  9.923 ms  9.498 ms  10.999 ms
7  203.57.145.135 (203.57.145.135)  7.887 ms
   203.57.145.139 (203.57.145.139)  9.449 ms  8.541 ms
8  * * *

I'm with Mynxnet. Haven't noticed any performance issues though.

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  # 1328433 20-Jun-2015 18:10
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=113&topicid=142862#1013645

A
ssuming this is still the case, it would explain why traffic is going over trademe for some.




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  # 1328439 20-Jun-2015 18:35
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hio77: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=113&topicid=142862#1013645

A
ssuming this is still the case, it would explain why traffic is going over trademe for some.


Yes that would explain the routing then.

Still dog slow though.


$ wget https://i.imgur.com/LXr9Prx.jpg
...
2015-06-20 18:37:07 (34.0 KB/s) - ‘LXr9Prx.jpg’ saved [1207897/1207897]




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  # 1328475 20-Jun-2015 20:07
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Glad to see I'm not the only one, also on Vodafone cable 100/10, i.imgur content pretty much fails to load every time last couple of days.

edit: appears to be fixed now.

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  # 1328562 21-Jun-2015 07:34
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I am on Sprk VDSL and have also been having issues with i.imgur.com. Every few days images will start failing to load. The site loads fine, but the images don't. Funnily enough a phone reboot fixes it, or waiting for an unknown period of time.

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