rudi.daniel at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 13:52:48 UTC 2010
Very interesting Randy, this sounds like what we endure on a regular basis
in the eastern Caribbean....I too would like to know why myself since I have
always wondered whether our local networks are set up.
> From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>
> Subject: very strange internet behavior
> To: customersupport at caribcable.com
> Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 04:14:08 -0400
> [ this needs to be escalated to an internet engineer ]
> i am an old senior internet geek vacationing on nevis's nesbit beach.
> the cottage has your tv and internet service.
> during what i suspect are the busy hours of the day, your internet
> service borders on useless. it is as if an overloaded NAT is in the
> middle. one can reach very few web sites. one can reach (ping, ssh,
> ...) some hosts and not others. and the hosts are in the same rack and
> same ip address space in a stateside colo. one can ping a host but not
> ssh to it. or i can be sshed into a host and yet not be able to ping
> it. very twisty stuff.
> if i turn on the tv, the cable seems to be working.
> i can run an openvpn tunnel to a stateside or japan-based host and then
> everything is reachable. of course i have to try three or four of my
> openvpn serving hosts before i find one which is reachable. this is not
> a great solution, and certainly not one available to the vast majority
> of your customers.
> from an engineer's point of view, i would love to understand what the
> cause of all this really is.
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