Easily confused...

Michael Painter tvhawaii at shaka.com
Sat Apr 16 20:06:20 CDT 2011


Brielle Bruns wrote:
> On 4/16/11 6:03 PM, Michael Painter wrote:
>>
>>
>> Thanks.  What concerned me was the first hop...22ms. is ~ the distance
>> from Maui to Oahu, but why the Chinese IP?  Cruel joke?
>> I"m using Hawaiian Telcom's ADSL service and that first hop has always
>> been their gateway IP address.
>> Another TCP trace shows the first hop as 123.74.62.128...another CN
>> address.
>
>
> I'm assuming your provider's network engineers (stupidly) assumed
> 123.x.x.x was a good idea for use in a private setup because it hadn't
> been assigned from the global pool (yet).
>
> Wouldn't be the first provider or service to not use proper RFC assigned
> private IP space for their internal networking setup.

Apologies...missed operative word 'internal'.<s>
They are testing IPTV on Oahu in preperation for roll-out, so maybe they renumbered in order to more easily identify the 
segments.(?) 





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