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Issues with London Internet Exchange

nimzoking64
Dabbler
Posts: 18
Registered: 31-07-2013

Issues with London Internet Exchange

For some reason, I am finding that hops to LINX are going through the roof; net effect of this is I ended up being kicked off game servers in the US, and can't log back it due to timeouts.  This will sometimes just for a minute or so, sometimes it goes on for 10 minutes.  Then clears itself up.
I am making the assumption the issue is at LINX, but it could be PLUSNET as it is the hop from PLUSNET onto LINX that seems to go "belly up".
Example of tracert when problem occures

Tracing route to www.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    5 ms    4 ms    4 ms  NETDRIVE [192.168.1.1]
  2    17 ms    19 ms    18 ms  lo0.10.Central10.pcl-bng04.plus.net [195.166.130
.177]
  3    17 ms    17 ms    18 ms  irb.10.PCL-CR02.plus.net [84.93.249.82]
  4    19 ms    16 ms    25 ms  ae2.pcl-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.6]
  5    16 ms    17 ms    18 ms  ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.0]
  6    *      834 ms    *    linx.peer.nac.net [195.66.224.94]
  7  887 ms  882 ms    *    0.e3-2.tbr1.tl9.nac.net [209.123.11.141]
  8  860 ms    *      812 ms  0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net [209.123.10.101]
  9    *      786 ms  833 ms  0.e1-1.tbr1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.17]
10    *      896 ms    *    vlan805.esd2.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.38]
11    *        *        *    Request timed out.
12    *        *        *    Request timed out.
13    *      901 ms    *    web1.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]
14  895 ms  864 ms  827 ms  web1.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]
Tracing route to www.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    4 ms    5 ms    4 ms  NETDRIVE [192.168.1.1]
  2    17 ms    17 ms    16 ms  lo0.10.Central10.pcl-bng04.plus.net [195.166.130
.177]
  3    16 ms    14 ms    15 ms  irb.10.PCL-CR02.plus.net [84.93.249.82]
  4    32 ms    18 ms    23 ms  ae2.pcl-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.6]
  5    17 ms    17 ms    16 ms  ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.0]
  6    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  7    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  8    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  9    *        *        *    Request timed out.
10    *      955 ms    *    vlan805.esd2.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.38]
11    *        *        *    Request timed out.
12    *        *        *    Request timed out.
13    *    1075 ms    *    web1.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]
14    *    1129 ms  1119 ms  web1.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]

And an example of what it is normally like ....

Tracing route to www.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    6 ms    4 ms    5 ms  NETDRIVE [192.168.1.1]
  2    15 ms    17 ms    17 ms  lo0.10.Central10.pcl-bng04.plus.net [195.166.130
.177]
  3    17 ms    16 ms    17 ms  irb.10.PCL-CR02.plus.net [84.93.249.82]
  4    42 ms    17 ms    18 ms  ae2.pcl-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.6]
  5    17 ms    42 ms    16 ms  ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.0]
  6  100 ms    99 ms    99 ms  linx.peer.nac.net [195.66.224.94]
  7  102 ms    95 ms  109 ms  0.e3-2.tbr1.tl9.nac.net [209.123.11.141]
  8    95 ms    98 ms    98 ms  0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net [209.123.10.101]
  9    96 ms    98 ms    95 ms  0.e1-1.tbr1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.17]
10    99 ms    97 ms  100 ms  vlan805.esd2.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.38]
11    96 ms    97 ms    98 ms  g-router1.chessclub.com [66.246.152.19]
12  100 ms    96 ms    97 ms  web1.chessclub.com [207.99.83.229]

Anyone else having this issue, is there something I can do to avoid this route out, or am I just left in the hands of the Internet "gods" on this one?
1 REPLY
nimzoking64
Dabbler
Posts: 18
Registered: 31-07-2013

Re: Issues with London Internet Exchange

Well today, the routing has changed, looks like two hops removed before connecting to LINX .... will see if it improves stability.....

Tracing route to chessclub.com [207.99.83.228]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    4 ms    4 ms    4 ms  router.asus.com [192.168.1.1]
  2    16 ms    15 ms    17 ms  lo0.11.Central11.ptn-bng02.plus.net [195.166.130
.191]
  3    17 ms    14 ms    17 ms  irb.11.PTW-CR01.plus.net [84.93.249.17]
  4    95 ms    84 ms    91 ms  linx.peer.nac.net [195.66.224.94]
  5    83 ms    97 ms    83 ms  0.e3-2.tbr1.tl9.nac.net [209.123.11.141]
  6    86 ms    96 ms    86 ms  0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net [209.123.10.101]
  7    86 ms    84 ms    85 ms  0.e1-1.tbr1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.17]
  8    87 ms    95 ms    87 ms  vlan805.esd2.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.38]
  9    83 ms    86 ms    83 ms  g-router1.chessclub.com [66.246.152.19]
10  113 ms    86 ms    85 ms  chessclub.com [207.99.83.228]