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T1nmaN
Fri Apr 26 2013, 03:02pm Print
T1nmaN
Registered Member #227 Joined: Mon Oct 31 2011, 04:35pm
Posts: 143
So some of you may have seen my previous post about how the ping to private servers change as if the servers location are changing after the server goes into idle mode. Now i have proof this is happening so bear with me here and have a look at what i have found.

So i decided to do some tests and find out where the game server was hosted when i connect to my private server and wait and see what happens after it goes into idle and this is what i found.
Please note this server is meant to be hosted in the US!

First connection (server was in idle when i connected):

31.204.158.33 is from Netherlands(NL) in region Western Europe
TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 31.204.158.33
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 0 0 0 8.9.232.73 xe-5-3-0.edge3.dallas1.level3.net
2 105 106 106 4.69.145.126 vlan70.csw2.dallas1.level3.net
3 104 104 104 4.69.151.146 ae-73-73.ebr3.dallas1.level3.net
4 106 104 104 4.69.134.22 ae-7-7.ebr3.atlanta2.level3.net
5 104 105 104 4.69.148.242 ae-63-63.ebr1.atlanta2.level3.net
6 104 104 104 4.69.148.106 ae-6-6.ebr1.washington12.level3.net
7 104 104 104 4.69.143.214 ae-1-100.ebr2.washington12.level3.net
8 105 105 105 4.69.201.65 -
9 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
10 105 105 106 4.69.153.138 ae-58-223.csw2.london1.level3.net
11 Timed out 104 104 4.69.139.106 ae-2-52.edge4.london1.level3.net
12 111 116 111 212.113.8.46 interactive.edge4.london1.level3.net
13 111 121 112 188.122.95.84 30ge-1-2.br2.smartdc.i3d.net
14 111 111 111 31.204.158.33 -
Trace complete
Server Location: Netherlands

Second Connection (server was in idle when i connected):
5.200.3.111 is from Netherlands(NL) in region Western Europe

TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 5.200.3.111
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 0 0 0 8.9.232.73 xe-5-3-0.edge3.dallas1.level3.net
2 105 105 105 4.69.145.190 vlan80.csw3.dallas1.level3.net
3 104 104 104 4.69.151.158 ae-83-83.ebr3.dallas1.level3.net
4 105 105 104 4.69.134.22 ae-7-7.ebr3.atlanta2.level3.net
5 104 107 104 4.69.148.242 ae-63-63.ebr1.atlanta2.level3.net
6 104 104 104 4.69.148.106 ae-6-6.ebr1.washington12.level3.net
7 104 104 104 4.69.143.214 ae-1-100.ebr2.washington12.level3.net
8 105 105 106 4.69.201.65 -
9 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
10 109 106 106 4.69.153.138 ae-58-223.csw2.london1.level3.net
11 104 104 104 4.69.139.106 ae-2-52.edge4.london1.level3.net
12 111 118 111 212.113.8.46 interactive.edge4.london1.level3.net
13 112 118 111 188.122.95.84 30ge-1-2.br2.smartdc.i3d.net
14 113 113 113 5.200.3.111 -
Trace complete
Server Location: Netherlands (on a different server to before)

Third Connection (server was in idle when i connected):
207.198.100.109 is from United States(US) in region North America

TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 207.198.100.109
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 35 0 0 206.123.64.42 -
2 0 0 0 64.124.196.225 xe-4-2-0.er2.dfw2.us.above.net
3 0 0 0 64.125.27.81 xe-0-1-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net
4 0 0 0 64.125.30.77 xe-1-0-0.cr1.dfw2.us.above.net
5 6 5 5 64.125.26.130 xe-1-2-0.cr1.iah1.us.above.net
6 32 32 32 64.125.31.246 xe-7-0-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net
7 33 33 33 64.125.31.206 xe-0-0-1.er1.iad10.us.above.net
8 33 79 34 206.126.236.30 equinixexchange.peer1.net
9 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
10 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
11 190 203 213 216.187.124.117 10ge-ten1-2.dal-eqx-cor-2.peer1.net
12 42 42 42 216.187.124.37 10ge.xe-0-3-0.sat-8500v-sbcor-2.peer1.net
13 44 47 45 216.187.124.82 10ge.xe-1-0-1.sat-8500v-sbdis-1.peer1.net
14 42 42 42 207.198.100.109 -
Trace complete
Server Location: United States

So there we have it, for a server that we are paying for to be hosted in the United States, it took three times for it to go into idle and then be activated and hosted on one of their servers before it was even hosted in the correct country.
This is bullshit, we are paying for a US SERVER! Not a EU SERVER!
I hope you understand we know it is happening now as i know it is also the case on some public servers and even official Hammerpoint servers do it too!

If you want me to remove the IP addresses that is fine, but seriously... Fix this...

TL;DR: Servers aren't getting hosted where they are meant to be hosted and we are not getting what we payed for.

Edit in:
4th try, In the Netherlands again, so thats 3x Netherlands and 1x United States for an apparently US based server...


Source:
http://forums.playwarz.com/index.php?/topic/9568-private-servers-and-american-servers-not-always-hosted-in-the-us/
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FzyBunnySliprs
Fri Apr 26 2013, 04:56pm
FzyBunnySliprs
Admin Registered Member #2 Joined: Thu Sep 03 2009, 12:01am
Posts: 1974
Wow, that's crazy! Do you know how to test this w/ our server tin?
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T1nmaN
Sat Apr 27 2013, 06:56am
T1nmaN
Registered Member #227 Joined: Mon Oct 31 2011, 04:35pm
Posts: 143
working on it.......
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