From San Jose to - via Europe

Robert D. Scott robert at
Sat Feb 7 00:15:37 UTC 2009

I have had similar steaming issues with XMRadio. If I am at home and have a
VPN tunnel open to campus my XM steam is poor and choppy on a regular basis.
I need to open the stream before my VPN to get high quality. Different DNS,
the tunnel DNS does not reflect the same path to the stream. Akamai instead
of google.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ferguson [mailto:fergdawgster at] 
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 7:11 PM
To: Tony Rall
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: From San Jose to - via Europe

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On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at>

> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Tony Rall <trall at> wrote:
>> Maybe you didn't read the thread "L3: Google from DC via the
>> Netherlands? "
>> Probably the same issue (your nameserver is now perhaps quite remote
>> from you).
> No, I guess I missed it, but reviewing the archives I see my question is
> already answered.
> Thanks for that -- sorry for the noise.

Just as an FYI, I did determine (hint from earlier thread) that I take "the
long route" when I am connected to my corporate SLL VPN (which forces DNS
resolution priority to my corporate DNS servers), but when I disconnect, I
take the short route (and use OpenDNS servers for DNS resolution)...

Go figure.

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