1.1.1.1 in Saskatoon


#1

Hi there,

I am in Saskatoon and use Sasktel as my ISP. I have their FTTH service called Infinet. I am trying to use 1.1.1.1 as my DNS, but when I do a trace route I keep getting sent to your systems in VANIX instead of YXEIX, where you also now have a presence. Any idea why this would happen? Anything I could do to fix this? My ping to 1.1.1.1 in Vancouver is between 20-30ms while my pings to Sasktel’s DNS are less than 10ms, which is why I was hoping your local servers in YXEIX would give me the best of both worlds. Thanks.


#2

Same situation in Calgary, I still hit YVR (or periodically YYZ). I’ve tested a bunch of different local providers and I’ve yet to see YYC, it’s always YVR, YEG, or SEA.


#3

Can anyone from Cloudflare look into this behaviour for us?


#4

Calgary ISP Nucleus is peered with YYCIX. (www.nucleus.com)


#5

its because shaw and telus are not peered with YYCIX. want a fix, switch to Nucleus (www.nucleus.com) I am using it and 1.1.1.1 and CDN routs are amazing.

they are also peered with akamai, HE, Packet Clearing House, fibernetics (and fibernetics is peered with cogent)


#6

Nucleus made it clear they aren’t interested in my money (I pay the most I can for business bandwidth, and expect to use it), nor do they offer comparable service.

Even if they did, the reality is that it doesn’t matter; I don’t need great access for me, I need it for my customers and Nucleus serves a tiny percentage of the Calgary market.

YVR isn’t that far away (in terms of network), but at 30ms that’s a minimum of 60ms+ for a local Shaw or TELUS customer to hit my origin. This isn’t terrible, but it isn’t ideal within the same city.