AWS us-west-2 routed through Europe from NY?

Nikolas Geyer nik at neko.id.au
Mon May 1 18:34:28 UTC 2017


It hasn't gone through Europe, it's just most of Telia's IP space will return a geolocation of Europe. The trace provided goes to New York, Chicago then Seattle.

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> On 1 May 2017, at 2:10 pm, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> 
> Phil,
> 
> The traceroute was done by a coworker in Quebec on April 26, from one of our corporate offices. His IP address was probably 104.163.180.188 at the time. He was tracing one of our endpoints in AWS us-west-2; I do not know which IPs our endpoint had at the time, but one of its current IPs is 52.89.73.31
> 
> This is the trace as he described it:
> 
> Route
> - #1: 2.7 ms
>  IP Address: 192.168.1.1
>  Hostname: local
>  TTL: 64
> - #2: 34.8 ms
>  IP Address: 10.170.162.238
>  TTL: 50
> - #3: 17.3 ms
>  IP Address: 10.170.192.53
>  TTL: 250
> - #4: 16.7 ms
>  IP Address: 74.116.184.145
>  Hostname: 0.xe-11-1-0.er1.mtl7.ebox.ca
>  TTL: 249
>  AS Number: AS1403
>  AS Name: EBOX
>  Country Name: Canada
>  Country Code: CA
>  Time Zone: America/Toronto
>  Region: Quebec
>  City: Vieux-Saint-Laurent
>  Latitude: 45.475
>  Longitude: -73.696
> - #5: 15.6 ms
>  IP Address: 213.248.76.201
>  Hostname: motl-b1-link.telia.net
>  TTL: 248
>  AS Number: AS1299
>  AS Name: Telia Company AB
>  Country Name: Europe
>  Country Code: EU
>  Time Zone: Europe/Vaduz
> - #6: 31.8 ms
>  IP Address: 62.115.134.52
>  Hostname: nyk-bb4-link.telia.net
>  TTL: 247
>  AS Number: AS1299
>  AS Name: Telia Company AB
>  Country Name: Europe
>  Country Code: EU
>  Time Zone: Europe/Vaduz
> - #7: 47.7 ms
>  IP Address: 213.155.136.19
>  Hostname: chi-b21-link.telia.net
>  TTL: 246
>  AS Number: AS1299
>  AS Name: Telia Company AB
>  Country Name: Europe
>  Country Code: EU
>  Time Zone: Europe/Vaduz
> - #8: 89.7 ms
>  IP Address: 62.115.117.48
>  Hostname: sea-b1-link.telia.net
>  TTL: 245
>  AS Number: AS1299
>  AS Name: Telia Company AB
>  Country Name: Europe
>  Country Code: EU
>  Time Zone: Europe/Vaduz
> - #9: 90.7 ms
>  IP Address: 62.115.34.102
>  Hostname: amazon-ic-302508-sea-b1.c.telia.net
>  TTL: 244
>  AS Number: AS1299
>  AS Name: Telia Company AB
>  Country Name: Europe
>  Country Code: EU
>  Time Zone: Europe/Vaduz
> - #10: 86.3 ms
>  IP Address: 52.95.52.80
>  TTL: 239
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Washington
>  City: Seattle
>  Latitude: 47.634
>  Longitude: -122.342
> - #11: 80.8 ms
>  IP Address: 52.95.52.97
>  TTL: 241
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Washington
>  City: Seattle
>  Latitude: 47.634
>  Longitude: -122.342
> - #12: 86.1 ms
>  IP Address: 54.239.43.124
>  TTL: 240
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Washington
>  City: Seattle
>  Latitude: 47.610
>  Longitude: -122.334
> - #13: 94.3 ms
>  IP Address: 52.93.13.12
>  TTL: 235
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Oregon
>  City: Boardman
>  Latitude: 45.870
>  Longitude: -119.688
> - #14: 86.5 ms
>  IP Address: 52.93.12.249
>  TTL: 238
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Oregon
>  City: Boardman
>  Latitude: 45.870
>  Longitude: -119.688
> - #15: 111.7 ms
>  IP Address: 52.93.12.140
>  TTL: 234
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Oregon
>  City: Boardman
>  Latitude: 45.870
>  Longitude: -119.688
> - #16: 92.6 ms
>  IP Address: 52.93.12.173
>  TTL: 234
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Oregon
>  City: Boardman
>  Latitude: 45.870
>  Longitude: -119.688
> - #17: 88.3 ms
>  IP Address: 52.93.15.217
>  TTL: 236
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: Oregon
>  City: Boardman
>  Latitude: 45.870
>  Longitude: -119.688
> - #18: N/A
>  TTL: 0
> 
> 
> We expected that trace to go straight East Coast / West Coast, but instead it went through Europe.
> 
> For comparison, this is a trace also by same coworker to api.postmates.com, which was correctly routed on the shortest geographical path (more or less):
> 
> Route
> - #1: 3.0 ms
>  IP Address: 192.168.1.1
>  Hostname: local
>  TTL: 64
> - #2: 29.0 ms
>  IP Address: 10.170.162.238
>  TTL: 50
> - #3: 17.9 ms
>  IP Address: 10.170.192.53
>  TTL: 250
> - #4: 19.7 ms
>  IP Address: 74.116.184.145
>  Hostname: 0.xe-11-1-0.er1.mtl7.ebox.ca
>  TTL: 249
>  AS Number: AS1403
>  AS Name: EBOX
>  Country Name: Canada
>  Country Code: CA
>  Time Zone: America/Toronto
>  Region: Quebec
>  City: Vieux-Saint-Laurent
>  Latitude: 45.475
>  Longitude: -73.696
> - #5: 17.7 ms
>  IP Address: 96.127.249.30
>  TTL: 248
>  AS Number: AS1403
>  AS Name: EBOX
>  Country Name: Canada
>  Country Code: CA
>  Time Zone: America/Toronto
>  Region: Quebec
>  City: Longueuil
>  Latitude: 45.518
>  Longitude: -73.502
> - #6: 18.0 ms
>  IP Address: 198.179.18.55
>  Hostname: cloudflare.peer.qix.ca
>  TTL: 247
>  Country Name: Canada
>  Country Code: CA
>  Time Zone: America/Toronto
>  Region: Quebec
>  City: Montreal
>  Latitude: 45.501
>  Longitude: -73.568
> - #7: 17.6 ms
>  IP Address: 104.16.42.25
>  Hostname: api.postmates.com
>  TTL: 55
>  AS Number: AS13335
>  AS Name: CloudFlare
>  Country Name: United States
>  Country Code: US
>  Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
>  Region: California
>  City: San Francisco
>  Latitude: 37.770
>  Longitude: -122.393
> 
> 
>> On 2017-04-28 17:05, Phillip McGuire wrote:
>> Hey Florin,
>> Do you have a traceroute showing the issue? FYI, you can test against any
>> of the IPs listed here under US-West-2, they all respond to ICMP requests.
>> http://ec2-reachability.amazonaws.com/
>> -Phil
>> On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:33 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>
>> wrote:
>>> On 2017-04-28 13:28, Niels Bakker wrote:
>>>> * florin at andrei.myip.org (Florin Andrei) [Fri 28 Apr 2017, 21:12 CEST]:
>>>>> I've seen a few strange instances where IP addresses in the AWS
>>>>> us-west-2 region (Oregon) are routed through Europe if you start the
>>>>> traceroute from some providers in the northern East Coast (Quebec, New
>>>>> York). Any idea what's going on? I assume it's temporary.
>>>> Can you be a little bit more vague in your problem description?  While
>>>> ommitting the source networks from where you tried, you still included
>>>> the destination.  The list expects better.
>>> Sorry. Here's one source: 104.163.180.188
>>> --
>>> Florin Andrei
>>> http://florin.myip.org/
> 
> -- 
> Florin Andrei
> http://florin.myip.org/


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