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Unable to connect to WeatherCat forum from Comcast network
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:18:00 PM »
Dear WeatherCat faithful,

It if seems like I have been "absent without leave" from the WeatherCat forum - well there is an explanation - or what will have to pass for it.  Yesterday afternoon I had started a reply to a posting when I could no longer connect to Athena.  I continued to try to connect for about an hour before I ran out of time and had to give up.

This afternoon I ran into the same problem, but had noticed an email from Tapatalk which strongly suggested that the forum wasn't down.  When I use my AT&T cellular connection to the Internet I can indeed reach the forum.  That is how I am writing this posting.  However, that is clumsy and expensive.  Since I was able to connect to the WeatherCat forum moments before the failure, I assume there is some sort of equipment failure between our Comcast network and Trixology.  I hope it will be repaired soon.   In the meantime, you'all will just have to amuse yourself without me.

As I've said way too often on this forum: "such are da' conditions that prevail . . . . "

Oh well, . . . Edouard


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Re: Unable to connect to WeatherCat forum from Comcast network
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 12:50:31 AM »
"Comcast" may be monolithic, but it is composed of numerous "little" pieces. Please contact them and strenuously complain. I am on a Comcast supplied wire accessing the Athena.trixology domain as I write this. Comcast needs to get their act together. Period.

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I'm BAACK! (Re: Unable to connect to WeatherCat forum)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 11:23:39 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat faithful,

"Comcast" may be monolithic, but it is composed of numerous "little" pieces. Please contact them and strenuously complain. I am on a Comcast supplied wire accessing the Athena.trixology domain as I write this. Comcast needs to get their act together. Period.

Thanks for the encouragement.  As it turns out the bottleneck was somewhere in the UK.  I was able to confirm this using WhatRoute.  Here is the trace:



It turned out that the hosting service for Trixology had locked me out using their firewall.  Stu was able to get me back on the "good graces" list.

So I'm baaack! . . .  :)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Unable to connect to WeatherCat forum from Comcast network
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 06:39:03 AM »
Glad to have you back online.

Is WhatRoute 64-bit or 32?
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Re: Unable to connect to WeatherCat forum from Comcast network
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 04:10:19 PM »
WhatRoute has a terrific display! ThU5:-)

You can get the raw info from Network Utility->Traceroute, which seems to have been hidden in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Network Utility.app, at least in macOS 10.12 Sierra.  I have an alias stored in my Utilities directory, but why did Apple do that? [banghead]
traceroute to athena.trixology.com (91.146.108.25), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets
 1  10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1)  0.853 ms  0.525 ms  0.507 ms
 2  10.0.0.1 (10.0.0.1)  3.985 ms  2.245 ms  2.124 ms
 3  96.120.34.129 (96.120.34.129)  14.962 ms  14.347 ms  19.944 ms
 4  te7-4-ur01.collierville.tn.malt.comcast.net (69.139.224.153)  13.225 ms  12.624 ms  11.574 ms
 5  be-41-ar02.dannythomas.tn.malt.comcast.net (68.85.203.21)  14.971 ms  14.362 ms  15.459 ms
 6  be-22258-cr02.dallas.tx.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.93.93)  24.515 ms  30.192 ms  29.053 ms
 7  50.242.148.30 (50.242.148.30)  858.259 ms  874.429 ms  579.979 ms
 8  ae-115-3501.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.74)  129.928 ms  118.980 ms  119.979 ms
 9  ae-115-3501.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.74)  116.683 ms  122.810 ms  231.031 ms
10  212.187.195.54 (212.187.195.54)  118.980 ms  118.098 ms  120.780 ms
11  uk.slo.ld5.201.r1.misp.co.uk (185.52.26.130)  119.189 ms  117.705 ms  119.766 ms
12  185.24.99.67 (185.24.99.67)  159.982 ms  149.836 ms  160.056 ms
13  unicron.3v0.net (91.146.108.25)  124.834 ms  218.834 ms  137.876 ms

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 10:34:43 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat network "weather" observers,

WhatRoute has a terrific display! ThU5:-)

WhatRoute is based on a tool that was developed at an organization called CAIDA:

http://www.caida.org/

I spent about a year working for these folks while I was in San Diego.  During that time, they were able to make a tool that would approximately figure out where a computer was located in the world.  It is from that code that WhatRoute gets its geographical locations.

You can get the raw info from Network Utility->Traceroute, which seems to have been hidden in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Network Utility.app, at least in macOS 10.12 Sierra.  I have an alias stored in my Utilities directory, but why did Apple do that? [banghead]

To save you from yourself - obviously . . . .  [rolleyes2]

There is a third "old school" way to get this data, using the command line tool traceroute.  That is of course where this capability first came to UNIX.

Code: [Select]
Odysseus:~ elagache$ traceroute athena.trixology.com
traceroute to athena.trixology.com (91.146.108.25), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1)  0.751 ms  0.589 ms  0.488 ms
 2  96.120.91.1 (96.120.91.1)  12.123 ms  9.559 ms  9.805 ms
 3  be-20005-sur04.walnutcreek.ca.sfba.comcast.net (68.87.197.169)  11.137 ms  10.177 ms  9.935 ms
 4  68.85.155.129 (68.85.155.129)  10.081 ms
    hu-0-4-0-0-sur03.walnutcreek.ca.sfba.comcast.net (68.85.155.229)  9.470 ms  9.176 ms
 5  be-225-rar01.pinole.ca.sfba.comcast.net (162.151.78.189)  10.769 ms  10.782 ms  10.303 ms
 6  hu-0-1-0-2-ar01.santaclara.ca.sfba.comcast.net (68.85.154.41)  18.994 ms
    hu-0-1-0-6-ar01.santaclara.ca.sfba.comcast.net (68.85.154.97)  12.250 ms
    hu-0-1-0-2-ar01.santaclara.ca.sfba.comcast.net (68.85.154.41)  13.034 ms
 7  * * *
 8  ae-118-3504.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.86)  146.481 ms
    ae-115-3501.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.74)  146.926 ms
    ae-226-3602.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.94)  146.307 ms
 9  ae-225-3601.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.90)  146.946 ms
    ae-228-3604.edge3.london15.level3.net (4.69.167.102)  146.532 ms  150.449 ms
10  212.187.195.54 (212.187.195.54)  146.171 ms  161.686 ms  146.223 ms
11  uk.slo.ld5.201.r1.misp.co.uk (185.52.26.130)  147.942 ms  147.136 ms  148.239 ms
12  185.24.99.67 (185.24.99.67)  198.257 ms  165.722 ms  211.125 ms
13  unicron.3v0.net (91.146.108.25)  147.885 ms  147.796 ms  147.038 ms

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]