Anyone know any "respectable" providers (not FDC style providers) that have multihomed Cogent and HE BW? I'm looking for a low cost file serving solution, so pings and speeds are not important as such (dont want people to dl at like 100kbps, as speeds will be limited server side as well).
Alternatively, can anyone list some Cogent & HE providers that dont oversell thier BW to such extremes as OF & FDC.
Just avoid HE.net in Texas - The routing to the east coast frequently is routed through San Jose, CA from Dallas, making things lag , increasing ping times, and causing packetloss (right now, for example). Cogent on the other hand, is very good in Texas.
Originally posted by Joshua Just avoid HE.net in Texas - The routing to the east coast frequently is routed through San Jose, CA from Dallas, making things lag , increasing ping times, and causing packetloss (right now, for example). Cogent on the other hand, is very good in Texas.
...just texas? please. Connectivity to HE sucking HARD right now, and it has been for the last 2 hours. Traceroutes:
4 p13-0.core01.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com (184.108.40.206) 6.876 ms 6.920 ms 7.340 ms
5 p5-0.core02.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com (220.127.116.11) 19.043 ms 19.026 ms 19.475 ms
6 * p14-0.core01.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (18.104.22.168) 20.000 ms 20.136 ms
7 pos1-2.gsr12416.ash.he.net (22.214.171.124) 19.362 ms 19.297 ms 19.410 ms
8 pos9-0.gsr12416.nyc.he.net (126.96.36.199) 25.480 ms 25.454 ms 25.648 ms
9 pos2-1.gsr12012.chi.he.net (188.8.131.52) 361.352 ms 375.245 ms 381.544 ms
10 pos1-0.gsr12012.sjc.he.net (184.108.40.206) 873.931 ms 851.789 ms 827.801 ms
3 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 0.960 ms 1.341 ms 1.265 ms
4 * nycx.he.net (22.214.171.124) 13.969 ms 1.729 ms
5 pos2-1.gsr12012.chi.he.net (126.96.36.199) 21.899 ms 22.000 ms 21.937 ms
6 pos1-0.gsr12012.sjc.he.net (188.8.131.52) 566.012 ms * 520.958 ms
7 pos1-2.gsr12416.fmt.he.net (184.108.40.206) 534.045 ms 538.428 ms *
I've said it many times before on this board, and it's worth mentioning again. HE isn't clued enough to run a GSR-based network, in fact, very few entities are (see: Wiltel). There's a reason why everyone upgraded to Junipers. Cogent is rather an exception, as they're owned in part by Cisco, and obviously receive some top-notch support as a result of being in bed with them. As for HE, there's no telling who Reid and crew are in bed with these days. It seems to me that their network is comprised of whatever they can buy off of eBay (and then there are also the rumors of stolen linecards in their routers.. but hey, i'm definitely not one for rumors!)
My advice: roll with the killers that resell Cogent in a non-oversubscribed manner. I think you'll be very happy with it. Meanwhile I'm still seeing 800msec to HE in fremont. *sigh*