[AusNOG] Looking for contact @ Riot Games - LoL Connection problems

Hamish McGlinn hmcglinn at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 09:26:55 EST 2015

Hi there,

I have found a reoccurring issue with loading into a LoL game. I have
previous logged support tickets about this issue but it has got lost and
maybe dropped along the way.

>From what I can tell it seems to be some kind of routing issue inside riot
games AS off of vocus in Australia.


Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

  1     4 ms     2 ms     2 ms  []
  2     5 ms     4 ms     6 ms  ppp-chc-loopback.3t.nz []
  3     5 ms     5 ms     7 ms  GigabitEthernet0-3-664.chrev-rt1.fx.net.nz
  4    19 ms    20 ms    20 ms  gigabit.fx1.ape.nzix.net []
  5    20 ms    21 ms    19 ms  vocus1.ape.nzix.net []
  6    46 ms    43 ms    43 ms  ten-0-7-0-2.cor01.alb01.akl.VOCUS.net.nz
  7    45 ms    49 ms    44 ms  ten-0-0-0-2.cor03.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au
  8    43 ms    53 ms    42 ms  ten-1-0-0.bdr03.syd04.nsw.VOCUS.net.au
  9    44 ms    43 ms    44 ms  as6507.cust.bdr03.syd04.nsw.VOCUS.net.au
 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.

(Tracing from vocus's LG yields the same result.)

Last time this happened I was unable to ping this IP address, but the
following day I could, with no changes at my end. Reason I say that is the
riot helpdesk was adamant I should check my firewall. :)

Here is a packet capture of what I see on joining a game: (I can send the
full .pcap on request).

My brother works at the upstream ISP so can provide any requested BGP or
other outputs, I work at a different ISP with similar connectivity to the
one I am testing from. (We have a direct peering with Vocus however).

If anyone else is having similar issues you are more than welcome to
respond and help me / Riot Games out. If someone from Riot OCE NoC could
contact me offlist to help fix up this it would be greatly appreciated as
I'm a simple Network Engineer looking for some relaxation from LoL in his
downtime! :D

Thanks in advance!

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