Level3 AWS network issues?

Rob Smith rosmith325 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 22:21:27 UTC 2011

Is anyone else seeing issues connecting to the different Amazon AWS
products from the east coast via Level3?

I'm very high latency once I hit Amazon's network on Level3 for the last
day and a half:

me at computer:~/$ tracepath s3.amazonaws.com
 1:  computer.local                                           0.136ms pmtu
 1:  XXXXXXXX                                           6.495ms
 1:  XXXXXXXX                                           2.091ms
 2:                                            8.933ms
 3:  gig-2-18-nycmnyr-rtr02.nyc.rr.com                    12.440ms
 4:  tenge-0-4-0-6-nyquny91-rtr001.nyc.rr.com             12.296ms
 5:  bun6-nyquny91-rtr002.nyc.rr.com                      13.894ms
 6:  ae-3-0.cr0.nyc20.tbone.rr.com                        16.869ms
 7:                                        10.200ms
 8:  xe-9-3-0.edge2.Newark1.Level3.net                    12.215ms
 9:  ae-32-52.ebr2.Newark1.Level3.net                     12.380ms
10:  ae-4-4.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net                   20.277ms
11:  ae-92-92.csw4.Washington1.Level3.net                 15.482ms
12:  ae-2-70.edge3.Washington1.Level3.net                 15.972ms asymm 13
*13:  AMAZON.COM.edge3.Washington1.Level3.net             277.609ms asymm
16 *
*14:                                       311.718ms asymm
17 *
*15:                                       325.718ms *
*16:                                       279.354ms asymm
17 *
*17:                                       276.793ms asymm
15 *

I've heard from a few other folks that they're experiencing this as well,
but only if they're traversing the Level3 network.

I've tried contacting Amazon and tried going through my own provider but
haven't been able to get anywhere. Can anyone forward this to the
appropriate Amazon/Level3 contacts or provide contact information for
someone that I can relay this information to?

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