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  Reply # 290691 17-Jan-2010 13:16
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insane:
antoniosk: Interesting that so many ISP's don't have YouTube caches.


Really?

Telecom, Slingshot, Orcon -> Maxnet & Xnet do.

I'm not sure about Telstraclear, but I'm sure some more ISPs who peer at APE get access to Orcons cache.


Xnet don't have one? I'm pretty sure that APE connected ISPs are able to use Orcon's cache so that should include vodafone?







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  Reply # 290694 17-Jan-2010 13:20
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How do I tell if I am using a cache?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 290697 17-Jan-2010 13:46
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In the bottom of your browser it will usually tell you where you are getting data from. If its something like

v14.lscache2.c.youtube.com

You are working off Orcon's cache.





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  Reply # 290699 17-Jan-2010 13:54

I could only test a few isp's as most filter queries.
If anyone can do a nslookup / dig of the other isp's we can get a table of which ones use which google cache.

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  Reply # 290707 17-Jan-2010 14:33
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Orcon's DNS servers resolve cache.googlevideo.com to:

ns1.orcon.net.nz: 60.234.81.153
ns2.orcon.net.nz: 60.234.81.154

But, you probably guessed that already.




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  Reply # 290719 17-Jan-2010 16:18
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Techie: Can you do a traceroute using VF's DNS to this site?

cache.googlevideo.com

You can use Open DNS which will give you access to Cogents Google cache that is quicker than googles main youtube infrastructure (due to google using rate limiters for nz traffic that is not from orcon/telecom google cache).

I will look at the DNS resolvers on the nzconnections site and work out where each google directs traffic that requires youtube access.



are you saying only orcon and telecom users have access to google's cache? why is this? do they pay some money to youtube?



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  Reply # 290721 17-Jan-2010 16:22
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Im not using vodafone DNS servers, yet cache.googlevideo.com traceroutes to ihug servers??

And yuxek, telecom and orcon have their OWN cache.. Located in NZ.
Vodafone etc connect to youtubes servers every time

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  Reply # 290738 17-Jan-2010 19:35
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littleboy: Im not using vodafone DNS servers, yet cache.googlevideo.com traceroutes to ihug servers??

And yuxek, telecom and orcon have their OWN cache.. Located in NZ.
Vodafone etc connect to youtubes servers every time


I believe that other ISPs who peer openly on the APE/WIX can use Orcon's cache, as is the case with Xnet. So that's what vodafone should be doing?





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  Reply # 290750 17-Jan-2010 21:44



The cache is google's and is supplied for and managed by google operations team.

The ISP simply provides bandwidth to the appliance's uses the ISP's own ip space just like any other client.
The fun bit for the ISP is integrating them in to the network based on the ISP network architecture.

Google directs the traffic based on there DNS algorithm.

Here is the high level steps for the DNS resolving and using a google cache.
http://whiteafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/google_global_cache001.jpg

Page 23 shows the google cache server/appliances.
http://www.lacnic.net/documentos/lacnicxi/presentaciones/Google-LACNIC-final-short.pdf

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  Reply # 290755 17-Jan-2010 22:38
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Techie: I could only test a few isp's as most filter queries.
If anyone can do a nslookup / dig of the other isp's we can get a table of which ones use which google cache.

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog34bd79505c6e883e5b9c1d5b6eafd67d.jpg


Good job I just updated that nzconnections page yesterday :)  Quite timely really.



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littleboy: Im not using vodafone DNS servers, yet cache.googlevideo.com traceroutes to ihug servers??

And yuxek, telecom and orcon have their OWN cache.. Located in NZ.
Vodafone etc connect to youtubes servers every time


I believe that other ISPs who peer openly on the APE/WIX can use Orcon's cache, as is the case with Xnet. So that's what vodafone should be doing?



You have to be invided, they don't just allow anyone to use their cache.

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  Reply # 290764 17-Jan-2010 23:46
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From a Snap connection...

C:\Documents and Settings\Scott>traceroute cache.googlevideo.com
Tracing route to cache.l.google.com [74.125.164.19]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 42 ms 100 ms 99 ms dsldevice.lan [192.168.1.253]
2 22 ms 23 ms 22 ms 202.98.124.202.static.snap.net.nz [202.124.98.202]
3 22 ms 22 ms 22 ms snap-chc-state2-rtr01.snap.net.nz [202.37.101.254]
4 44 ms 47 ms 54 ms g0-1-1-928.tkbr9.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.237.241]
5 169 ms 170 ms 169 ms so0-3-2.labr5.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.189]
6 171 ms 167 ms 169 ms so-0-0-0.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.102]
7 169 ms 168 ms 169 ms 72.14.196.221
8 169 ms 169 ms 169 ms 216.239.46.182
9 228 ms 275 ms 236 ms 209.85.253.178
10 202 ms 236 ms 204 ms 216.239.49.251
11 204 ms 202 ms 205 ms 72.14.232.81
12 204 ms 203 ms 201 ms 74.125.164.19

Trace complete.




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  Reply # 290966 18-Jan-2010 21:10

Thanks for the updates!

I have amended the list and added the information provided.

Has anyone got a traceroute or dns reply to cache.googlevideo.com from inspire or xnet dns servers?

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  Reply # 290971 18-Jan-2010 21:18

Xnet:

cranz$ nslookup cache.googlevideo.com ns1.xnet.co.nz
Server: 58.28.4.2
Address: 58.28.4.2#53


Non-authoritative answer:
cache.googlevideo.com canonical name = cache.l.google.com.
Name: cache.l.google.com
Address: 60.234.81.148

cranz$ nslookup cache.googlevideo.com ns2.xnet.co.nz
Server: ns2.xnet.co.nz
Address: 58.28.6.2#53

Non-authoritative answer:
cache.googlevideo.com canonical name = cache.l.google.com.
Name: cache.l.google.com
Address: 60.234.81.149


cranz$ traceroute cache.googlevideo.com
traceroute to cache.l.google.com (60.234.81.148), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 1.927 ms 2.388 ms 3.569 ms
2 ip-58-28-15-31.wxnz.net (58.28.15.31) 201.295 ms 134.037 ms 188.237 ms
3 ip-58-28-13-131.wxnz.net (58.28.13.131) 167.366 ms 202.889 ms 129.853 ms
4 ge-0-0-0-akl-core2.wxnz.net (58.28.8.3) 175.646 ms 191.858 ms 156.479 ms
5 orcon2.ape.net.nz (192.203.154.67) 140.080 ms 127.775 ms 90.793 ms
6 ge-0-1-5-0.cre1.nct.orcon.net.nz (121.98.9.9) 58.758 ms 52.985 ms 55.758 ms
7 * * *
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *

etc..

wjw

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  Reply # 291135 19-Jan-2010 10:45
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The tests you are doing won't show ISP's that have their own transparent caches. I know of at least 4 ISP's that transparently cache youtube content.

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  Reply # 292390 23-Jan-2010 01:16
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Email responce from Snap

Hi,
If you would like to use caching, you can set up your browser to use the proxy server: proxy.snap.net.nz, which will allow traffic to be cached, by default it is not.
Kind Regards,
Snap Internet Support





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