We control IP addresses
XXX.YYY.239.255 and as I mentioned, not all the addresses in that range
follow the same path from my home computer to the office. I was curious so
I decided to map the paths:
This image shows the overall paths, with the double circles the termination
points of the various IPs and as far as I can tell, it looks like the
“/20” we have is being routed as 16 individual “/24” networks (aka “Class-C”) through out different
providers (some through one, some through the other).
Curiouser and curiouser …
Update on Thursday, September 15th, 2005
Smirk emailed a response to this post:
From: Smirk <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
To: Sean Conner <email@example.com>
Subject: bandwidth mystery
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 03:35:54 EDT
I think if you check with Dan, we are routing various IP's with preferences for
different carriers in order to have our actual bandwidth usage line
up with our financial commitments to our carriers.
Perhaps that may solve the mystery?
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