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Ping!

VileReynard
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Registered: ‎01-09-2007

Ping!

Why is it that (off-peak) I get a really short ping time to the BBC, whilst I get a really long one accessing Plusnet?
It's the reverse of what I would have expected.
Quote
PING bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=1 ttl=122 time=10.6 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=2 ttl=122 time=11.1 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=3 ttl=122 time=10.2 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=4 ttl=122 time=12.3 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=5 ttl=122 time=9.92 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=6 ttl=122 time=9.91 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=7 ttl=122 time=9.95 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=8 ttl=122 time=10.3 ms
64 bytes from virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.13Cool: icmp_seq=9 ttl=122 time=11.9 ms
^C
--- bbc.co.uk ping statistics ---
9 packets transmitted, 9 received, 0% packet loss, time 8036ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 9.912/10.721/12.381/0.859 ms

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PING plus.net (212.159.8.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from portal.plus.net (212.159.8.2): icmp_seq=1 ttl=248 time=66.2 ms
64 bytes from portal.plus.net (212.159.8.2): icmp_seq=2 ttl=248 time=65.7 ms
64 bytes from portal.plus.net (212.159.8.2): icmp_seq=3 ttl=248 time=112 ms
64 bytes from portal.plus.net (212.159.8.2): icmp_seq=4 ttl=248 time=43.2 ms
64 bytes from portal.plus.net (212.159.8.2): icmp_seq=5 ttl=248 time=56.2 ms
64 bytes from portal.plus.net (212.159.8.2): icmp_seq=6 ttl=248 time=52.3 ms
^C
--- plus.net ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5023ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 43.289/66.052/112.443/22.188 ms