tcp/ip paths to sites??
I ran a visual traceroute for my website the other day and noticed the path -
From BT Intenet -
LIE (London Internet Exchange - Docklands)
FLA (Ft Meyer - where my server is)
does it follow the path of least traffic - surely there must be a faster path than going around th world a few times
>>does it follow the path of least traffic <<
Most routers would use some form of "best path selection", so this would may include which path has the least traffic, but not necessarily.
>>surely there must be a faster path than going around th world a few times<<
8 hops is pretty fast, and that's probably the quickest way to get to trace your server.
It's been a while since I've touched any networking stuff, so there may be someone here who could better explain - perhaps Betazep?