[AusNOG] AS703/Verizon routing contact
marktees at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 14:20:10 EST 2012
Good afternoon listers,
Does anybody out there have any contacts for getting a routing issue
within the Verizon network in Melbourne looked at?
Or, possibly a networking contact for Mvoice I can send a ticket number to?
Or, Vocus transit in Melbourne that we can get further
We are getting high latency from our Sydney Vocus transit back to a
voip service in Melbourne (Mvoice) that appears to be run on IP's
originated in the Verizon network in Melbourne.
Our side: 18.104.22.168, Mvoice side: 22.214.171.124
I managed to get one of the admins from the other side to send us a
trace route which reveals the route back is going a rather long way:
traceroute to 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52), 30 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 system-203-166-10-129.mvoice.com.au (184.108.40.206) 0.511 ms 0.502 ms
2 0.so-3-1-2.XL4.MEL1.ALTER.NET (220.127.116.11) 0.403 ms 0.445 ms 0.391 ms
3 0.so-0-2-1.XT4.SYD4.ALTER.NET (18.104.22.168) 12.840 ms 13.451 ms 12.771
4 0.so-0-1-0.XT4.SIN2.ALTER.NET (22.214.171.124) 113.888 ms 113.873 ms
5 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 114.166 ms 114.209 ms 120.063 ms
6 63-218-214-22.static.pccwglobal.net (184.108.40.206) 115.455 ms 115.449 ms
7 pos-0-1-0.bdr02.per02.wa.VOCUS.net.au (220.127.116.11) 115.898 ms 116.243
ms 116.570 ms
8 ge-0-0-3.bdr01.per02.wa.VOCUS.net.au (18.104.22.168) 116.304 ms 116.196
ms 116.379 ms
9 ip-22.214.171.124.VOCUS.net.au (126.96.36.199) 116.363 ms 116.454 ms
10 ge-0-0-3-500.bdr01.syd04.nsw.VOCUS.net.au (188.8.131.52) 116.362 ms
115.920 ms 115.713 ms
11 ip-184.108.40.206.VOCUS.net.au (220.127.116.11) 116.240 ms 116.249 ms
12 core-sw-a.c1.voc.digitalpacific.com.au (18.104.22.168) 117.665 ms 118.985
ms 120.132 ms
As far as I am aware Verizon should be local pref'ing the routes from
their Optus peering and getting back to us via Optus->Vocus.
Vocus is definitely sending our routes to Optus (checked via the Optus
route server) and Optus appears to be directly connected to AS703 in
>From what I can tell the AS path is even but Verizon should be doing
something internally to prefer the local route to go via Optus or
another local peering right?
I have asked the other side to lodge a ticket with Verizon but they
didn't seem to believe routing was destination based and told me to
lodge a ticket with Vocus. I have also asked our friendly Vocus NOC if
they have anybody that might be able to get this looked at.
Anyway, if anybody out there has someone they can point me to I would
be very thankful.
Mark L. Tees
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