Youtube been on and off bad for the last month for me in Christchurch. Could be youtube though as sometimes the clip is really slow, then the next clip seems ok. In general though, the HD clips won't stream without buffering.
Out of interest has anyone done tracert's to the youtube servers on TelstraClear, do they route locally to the google cache on xtra or is New Zealand's fubar'ed peering policy still going strong and we are tromboning traffic internationally.
I will have a long hard chuckle if TelstraClear now have to route youtube internationally even though there's a big fat cache in NZ because they 'depeered' from the NZ internet backbone.
Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.
Just did a traceroute to one of the servers I was watching a video from:
traceroute v10.lscache6.c.youtube.com traceroute to v10.lscache6.l.google.com (184.108.40.206), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets 1 dd-wrt (192.168.1.1) 2.131 ms 1.084 ms 2.400 ms 2 121-73-99-1.cable.telstraclear.net (220.127.116.11) 16.508 ms 24.362 ms 25.784 ms 3 * * * 4 ie1-g-0-0-0.telstraclear.net (18.104.22.168) 24.303 ms 31.808 ms 23.866 ms 5 ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net (22.214.171.124) 25.414 ms 26.989 ms 24.582 ms 6 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 25.320 ms 27.962 ms 25.787 ms 7 i-14-1-0.wil-core02.bx.reach.com (184.108.40.206) 178.574 ms 150.710 ms 152.204 ms 8 i-1-2.tlot03.bi.reach.com (220.127.116.11) 155.153 ms 158.507 ms 163.105 ms 9 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 160.532 ms 162.069 ms 162.173 ms 10 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 153.874 ms * 155.170 ms 11 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 166.397 ms 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 199.493 ms 170.903 ms 12 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 166.873 ms 162.351 ms 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 165.143 ms 13 * * * 14 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 163.247 ms 167.096 ms 166.939 ms
Okay what's up with this? Right now is an example of youtube loading way too slow; I have to pause it if I want to watch it smoothly. But instead of doing that, I enabled VPN and then youtube loads perfectly?
Ive had international issues(gaming) for a few weeks now which include youtube. All I can put it down to is TCL throttling international bandwidth to increase profits or we are getting congestion again.
I rang the call centre and was confronted by an obnoxius CSR who was full of knowledge that it was my issue. So I gave up. Moving house in a few months so will ditch TCL if it hasnt improved.
Gaming (World of Warcraft) has been consistently playable for me since 2004 (other than a couple of issues earlier this year that put my latency in the thousands every night for a week or so - thankfully not during proper raids!)