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Connection To EA

Discussion in 'UHall' started by uoBuoY, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. uoBuoY

    uoBuoY Guest

    I live in Vancouver, Canada and play on Baja.

    My Trace Utility shows 3 non-EA hops followed by 5 (that's right FIVE) hops within ea.com. How (or maybe why) could/should this be? I know central-aw2 is the Baja server but wouldn't the 4 ea.com hops be very near Baja or is it a tour of a corporate intranet? And why does Baja need 5 hops?

    And the hops within EA are why I ping at 52 (these results are based on 2,000 continuous pings).

    Host Name IP Address Hop Ping Average
    central-aw2.owo.com 1 52ms
    * Unknown Host * 2 0ms
    rd1wh-ge3-0-0-5.vc.shawcable.net 3 7ms
    rc2wh-tge0-8-0-0.vc.shawcable.net 4 8ms
    rc2sj-pos4-0-0.cl.shawcable.net 5 40ms
    core1.paix.ea.com 6 49ms
    edge03.eqx-sjc.ea.com 7 42m
    edge02.eqx-sjc.ea.com 8 34ms
    edge01.eqx-sjc.ea.com 9 35ms
    central-aw2.owo.com 10 54ms
  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 11, 2008
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    Just a guess, likely, your ISP is routing to one of EA's gateway in Canada.

    From there on, EA's internal routers take over and routes you from their Canada router to a couple of their NA routers, then to the Cali one, and finally baja.owo.com.
  3. uoBuoY

    uoBuoY Guest

    That actually makes sense.