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Broken internet

Filed under: General — Thomas @ 5:16 am

2006-4-21
5:16 am

Somehow the internet connection at the hotel is pretty flaky – hosts go away all the time, connections get dropped, and so on.

I couldn’t post my last post because it claimed our server was done.  A traceroute showed

[root@otto qc-usb-0.6.3]# traceroute thomas.apestaart.org
traceroute to thomas.apestaart.org (64.233.185.111), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1  * * *
2  200.175.64.1.adsl.gvt.net.br (200.175.64.1)  17.764 ms * *
3  ge (200.175.89.129)  23.807 ms   20.764 ms   19.847 ms
4  201.47.192.33 (201.47.192.33)  18.507 ms   21.117 ms   25.016 ms
5  pos (200.139.112.86)  269.329 ms   266.176 ms pos (200.139.112.146)  33.425 ms
6  GE2 (213.140.51.237)  178.371 ms   397.465 ms   398.535 ms
7  So5 (213.140.36.65)  177.001 ms   176.764 ms   178.495 ms
8  so (213.140.43.125)  177.432 ms   179.925 ms   177.145 ms
9  Google (213.140.52.142)  392.205 ms   392.007 ms Google (213.140.52.42)  179.016 ms
10  216.239.46.19 (216.239.46.19)  178.093 ms   177.834 ms   179.362 ms
11  www.hackerteen.com.br.localdomain (72.14.236.201)  396.576 ms   391.961 ms 72.14.236.178 (72.14.236.178)  179.753 ms
12  66.249.95.149 (66.249.95.149)  189.074 ms   392.318 ms   392.449 ms
13  72.14.239.17 (72.14.239.17)  393.403 ms   393.549 ms *
14  * 72.14.238.194 (72.14.238.194)  393.850 ms   392.496 ms
15  pop.gmail.com (64.233.185.111)  180.478 ms   197.719 ms   202.391 ms

Notice how

  • the local DNS server resolved my server name wrong
  • not only was it wrong, but having it be so wrong as to point to gmail.com is probably not just an accident
  • hop 11 has an, uhm, interesting host name

Editing /etc/hosts, adding an entry, and forcing a new traceroute allowed me to finally post my entry.

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