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2012-07-07 1:48 pm EST

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Why does my traceroute go through XO Communications in Herndon, VA and Hurricane Electric Inc in Freemont, CA ?

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2012-07-09 11:29 am EST

Thanks for your question about traceroutes.

Internet routing does not always go in the most direct lines, and at times can seem to go on illogical routes. Routers attempt as direct a connection as possible at first and if they cannot find one may route other directions, if possible, to get you where you want to go.

Sometimes the routes are more direct than others, but it could be the backbone did not have a direct route and ended up routing through Virginia on its way to California. At times some of the routes may seem ludicrous but they do try to find the best way that is available at the time. I do know your server is a located on the West coast so that easily explains the California hop.

These routes can change due to your location and if there are any routing issues along the way.

I hope this answers your question. If you have any more questions or information specific to the issue please leave a comment below so we can further assist you.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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