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iain
01-05-2002, 12:34 PM
I ran a visual traceroute for my website the other day and noticed the path -

From BT Intenet -
private Network
LIE (London Internet Exchange - Docklands)
Washington
NY
Paris
UK
VA
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

mithrandir
01-05-2002, 06:39 PM
>>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?