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Asia server routing

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Gonzalo, May 17, 2017.

  1. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    Until now i thought that L4d2 the game itself made me have always 380 ping on HK servers and 300 on Japan
    On TF2 i get 70 ping on HK and 100 on Japan (I live in Mongolia)
    But today i discovered with server browser that i get 70 on Valve HK server and 130 on Valve Japanese servers.
    I heard from Marvel's post that since March the Asia server was using NEW software OVH(I might understood it wrong) for routing people's connection.
    Which is weird because i thought i would get same low ping on Asia server but i got old (Travel around the whole planet to reach the server)ping which is 390ms.
    Anybody know why?
     
  2. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Junior Member

    OVH just opened servers in Singapor and routing is still in improvement stage. the current host for asia server is softlayer which has better routing but the problem is that they are charging $220+/month. and on other hand OVH is so cheap around $89/month as marvel said. so from June 6 he is gonna shutdown the softlayer hosting and will bring back the OVH one.
     
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  3. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    I am hoping that the old OVH has improved its routing.
    I want to have 110 ping on Asia server not 390 :/
     
  4. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Junior Member

    i hope too. for me there is not much difference between eu and asia ovh. 150ms for eu and 160ms for asia ovh(whe routing sucks).
     
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  5. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    For some reason it is like my connection has to travel around the whole earth to get to the server.
    EU(130MS)--->USA(220MS)-->MG Asia server
     
  6. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Junior Member

    the current one (softlayer)?
     
  7. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    Yeah
    Definitely softlayer is the culprit.
    Valve server connections are fine.
     
  8. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Junior Member

    then it's problem with your isp not server. like before i used to get 60-70ms on asia(in older asia server 2015).but now to save cost my isp changed routing and i m getting 100+ping.
     
  9. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    I contacted my ISP and they said they updated configuration which now i get 70 ping on HK and 100 on Japan(Used to be 380 on all HK and 300 on all Japanese server) like months ago.
    They said it is the server's fault.
    Also you said older Asia server 2015 and it might also the case for you too.
     
  10. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Junior Member

    softlayer has the best routing in that region as far as i know. but now i dont know what's going wrong.
     
  11. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    Me either.
    I wonder how Valve routes their servers.
    It is interesting.
     
  12. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    Also Kebab how many ping you getting on Valve servers? Same 100+? or 60-70 ping?
    If it is 60-70 ping then it is server issue.
     
  13. Leon

    Leon New Member

    for me, as i live in middle east so dubai would be official vavle server it is 40 or less ping. for EU MG server 137-150 (higher with full server like 200 max with alot of action going) and now ASIA used to be 380-450 on full action, but after softlayer it is same as EU ping, a bit higher 150 normal ping, but for maximum it is 200-230
     
  14. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    Well for one thing the Softlayer server is in Singapore not HK so there is still some distance to be covered. I think it will probably be better from Australia then HK would be. HK would be better again for China, Japan, Korea etc.

    Btw the current server is not OVH but Softlayer.

    Feel free to ping test the OVH IP which will be active from 6/6 again: 139.99.8.171

    If that still sucks by then we can always look at Softlayer HK. You can check Softlayer's latency here:

    http://lg.softlayer.com/

    You can do pingtests etc and play around see what DC is best.
     
  15. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Junior Member

    i can't ping any ip. my isp blocks all ping thorough cmd and all. :(
     
  16. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    very true on that marvel. I am able to get a somewhat constant low of 150ms when playing on ASIA COOP
     
  17. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    Unfortunately i tested the old IP with cmd and i am getting average of 390ms ping(Unfreaking-belivable).
    I searched of Valve's Singapore servers and they call it Asia server instead of Singapore and on Valve servers i am getting average of 125ms ping.
    Am i really gonna be stuck with 390ms ping on MG Asia server?
    Also i checked out the Softlayer site and i checked Asia Pacific region
    http://imgur.com/a/kOZhb
    Don't know how to check ping on their servers
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  18. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    I would have a hard time finding anything that pings with a 390 ms latency even at the other end of the world. I mean New Zealand is the other end of the world for me and it pings with 290 ms.

    To test your ping with Softlayer you have to click I agree, then you can select a data center and enter your own IP address and check the ping.

    You can do traceroute as well it would be interesting for your to test it with Singapore DC and see what path it follows, it's probably going around the world twice :)


    upload_2017-5-18_14-19-7.png
     
  19. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo Junior Member

    Where should i enter my own IP address?
     
  20. fnord

    fnord Game Server Moderator Staff Member

    Make sure to select 'Ping' on the left and enter your IP on the right
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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