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level3 vs colt.net

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level3 vs colt.net

randomly getting different routing that normally goes via level3 which is using colt.net which dead ends at cpeuk_lon066223.ia.colt.net
edit: I was getting it to USA sites but no longer, only one that is 100% of the time is www.national-lottery.co.uk
edit mk2 trace added
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Re: level3 vs colt.net

FWIW I've just got The National Lottery site here OK, but trying to log in failed to work. Traceroute went nowhere near COLT, but there was a huge jump to 200+ms where the trace left PN and on to Level 3.
C:\Users\Brian>tracert www.national-lottery.co.uk
Tracing route to www.lb.national-lottery.co.uk [213.146.190.183]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.0.1
  2    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  3    23 ms    23 ms    23 ms  lo0.10.central10.ptw-bng01.plus.net [195.166.128.170]
  4    23 ms    46 ms    23 ms  irb.10.ptw-cr01.plus.net [84.93.249.1]
  5  144 ms  222 ms  231 ms  te-3-4.car5.London1.Level3.net [217.163.45.181]
  6    24 ms    24 ms    24 ms  ae-51-51.csw1.London1.Level3.net [4.69.139.88]
  7    24 ms    24 ms    24 ms  ae-117-3503.edge3.London1.Level3.net [4.69.166.138]
  8    25 ms    25 ms    25 ms  be3043.ccr22.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.15.245]
  9    26 ms    27 ms    24 ms  te3-8.ccr01.lon10.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.75.66]
10    24 ms    24 ms    32 ms  te3-2.ccr01.lon15.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.57.234]
11    25 ms    25 ms    25 ms  te3-2.ccr01.lon14.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.58.49]
12    25 ms    25 ms    25 ms  te0-6-0-3.rcr21.lhr01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.51.185]
13    26 ms    26 ms    26 ms  te1-2.mag01.lhr01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.0.194]
14    *        *        *    Request timed out.
[...]
30    *        *        *    Request timed out.
Trace complete.
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Re: level3 vs colt.net

It seems to go through colt.net when using port 80.

adw@thunderbolt:~$ tcptraceroute.mt www.national-lottery.co.uk 80
Selected device wlan0, address 10.0.1.26, port 33312 for outgoing packets
Tracing the path to www.national-lottery.co.uk (194.246.78.103) on TCP port 80 (http), 30 hops max
1  10.0.1.1  1.153 ms  0.950 ms  11.190 ms
2  lo0-central10.pcl-ag07.plus.net (195.166.128.188)  24.387 ms  32.417 ms  26.324 ms
3  link-b-central10.pcl-gw02.plus.net (212.159.2.186)  27.569 ms  27.814 ms  49.058 ms
4  xe-9-0-0.pcl-cr02.plus.net (212.159.0.218)  25.887 ms  26.544 ms  23.575 ms
5  ae2.pcl-cr01.plus.net (195.166.129.6)  42.409 ms  26.577 ms  25.963 ms
6  ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net (195.166.129.0)  26.278 ms  26.958 ms  26.152 ms
7  linx-ge7-0-oscar.lon.router.colt.net (195.66.224.49)  25.459 ms  49.615 ms  28.648 ms
8  * * *
9  cpeuk_lon066223.ia.colt.net (80.169.144.146)  24.872 ms  27.568 ms  24.680 ms
10  194.246.78.103 [open]  26.745 ms  25.886 ms  33.834 ms
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