Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Points of Failure

Let's review. The router was shite. My NIC was unreliable. Now... we still have problems.

Allow me to illustrate with a typical trace route.

C:\Documents and Settings\AzureLunatic>tracert azurelunatic.livejournal.com

Tracing route to azurelunatic.livejournal.com [204.9.177.18]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 38 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 30 ms 11 ms 18 ms ip68-2-1-77.ph.ph.cox.net [68.2.1.77]
4 4294967272 ms 47 ms 10 ms 70.169.73.37
5 24 ms 84 ms 29 ms langbbr01-ae0.r2.la.cox.net [68.1.0.232]
6 57 ms 44 ms 58 ms 66.192.254.196
7 38 ms 45 ms 76 ms livejournal.com [204.9.177.18]

Trace complete.


... yeah. That. Note hop 2, and especially hop 4. Nice short route otherwise. I don't usually get routes that direct except at work to our own servers. I'm still having timeouts and other woes, and the helpful Linksys Wireless Network Monitor informs me that while Madman's new NIC stays rolled up in ROLLEDUP (JD, take note; the key will be posted too in several of the usual places within the apartment), ROLLEDUP is not able to roll up the rest of the internet. That either means that Cox are being ... well, heh ... or that the cablemodem has gone bad.

Woe.
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