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February 13, 2003

Internet2 Connection

Pete got the kruckenberg machine on Internet2 for research and development. So today I did a traceroute between my machine at work and the kruckenberg server and was pleased to discover that the traffic between these machines goes through the Internet2 pipe.

4 ATM10-430-OC12-GIGAPOPNE.NOX.ORG (192.5.89.21) 1.335 ms 1.443 ms 1.381 ms
5 192.5.89.10 (192.5.89.10) 6.351 ms 6.740 ms 6.850 ms
6 chinng-nycmng.abilene.ucaid.edu (198.32.8.82) 33.318 ms 26.915 ms 31.272 ms
7 iplsng-chinng.abilene.ucaid.edu (198.32.8.77) 35.471 ms 30.941 ms 30.517 ms
8 kscyng-iplsng.abilene.ucaid.edu (198.32.8.81) 39.755 ms 39.978 ms 39.824 ms
9 198.32.8.13 (198.32.8.13) 52.072 ms 49.962 ms 50.428 ms
10 dnvrng-dnvr.abilene.ucaid.edu (198.32.11.110) 50.187 ms 50.168 ms 50.235 ms

The nox.org and ucaid.edu routers are part of the internet2 pipe.

What does that mean? I don't notice significant speed differences between kruckenberg and other machines I use. I'm sure it would be more noticeable if the public internet was flooded with traffic. I don't believe Internet2 promises better speeds as much as it promises private bandwidth.

Posted by mike at February 13, 2003 9:42 AM