[clug] Um... Is there CLUG tonight?

Seamus clug at seamusmurray.com
Tue May 30 08:39:59 UTC 2017

If you are interested in using traceroute for its intended purposeof tracing out the route to a remote node.
Then I suggest that you have a look at some of the talks by 
Richard A Steenbergen. He goes into quite a bit of detailon how to use the dns names of routers to determine theirlocation and their function.


      From: Bryan Kilgallin (iiNet) via linux <linux at lists.samba.org>
 To: Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> 
Cc: CLUG List <linux at lists.samba.org>
 Sent: Friday, 26 May 2017, 16:08
 Subject: Re: [clug] Um... Is there CLUG tonight?
Hi Mike:

> Afterwards I ran tracepath against some Aussie Web sites. So I was 
> surprised to discover that Socialist Alliance and Green Left 
> Weekly--had their sites located in Tokyo!
> Bryan, what command did you execute that led to that conclusion?

First, the following.
tracepath socialist-alliance.org

Which after some Canberra and Sydney servers, produced this. I would 
have looked up say "hkix.net" directly in Firefox, showing that was a 
Hong Kong service. Though I wasn't able to connect with "pccwbtn.net" 
similarly, as with "".

  7:  btn1-lacp-10g.hkix.net                              130.377ms 
asymm  6
  8:  TenGE0-3-0-6.br02.tok02.pccwbtn.net                182.341ms 
asymm 10
  9:  TenGE0-3-0-7.br02.tok02.pccwbtn.net                183.484ms 
asymm  8
10:  linode.be15-10.br02.tok02.pccwbtn.net              183.947ms asymm  9
11:                                      183.323ms asymm 10
12:  socialist-alliance.org                              185.423ms reached

But freegeoip.net listed for that numerical address, the following.

Country     Japan
Region     Tokyo
City     Tokyo



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