Free and Pro AU routing

#1

Hello,

Just want to know is this normal routing to site’s that use Cloudflare Free and Pro accounts within Australia use to go to Melbourne AU from Adelaide AU around 20ms to that POP then started getting routed to Perth around 40ms to that POP 2 weeks ago.

Now that Perth has been re-routed going by the status page the traffic is now going overseas (USA) even though Melbourne AU and Sydney AU are still online.

Is this Normal?

#2

If a datacenter is overloaded / re-routed, it also means that it may go to another datacenter

#3

Another element to this peering/routing issue is that peering can be done on IPv4 or IPv6 or both. For a test. I’ve disabled IPv6 on one of my domains (they are all in the same Cloudflare account, same nameservers).

Domains with IPv6 route locally to a Brazilian colo (GRU)
fl=97f152
h=example.com
ip=2804:xxx:xxxx:xxxx:add9:480c:f6d4:b0e5
ts=1555504659.174
visit_scheme=https
uag=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT …
colo=GRU
http=http/2
loc=BR
tls=TLSv1.3
sni=plaintext
warp=off

Domain without IPv6 routes through a US colo (IAD, EWR, MIA etc)
fl=16f254
h=example.com
ip=191.xx.x.21
ts=1555504830.277
visit_scheme=https
uag=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT…
colo=IAD
http=http/2
loc=BR
tls=TLSv1.3
sni=plaintext
warp=off

So make sure you have IPv6 compatibility enabled on the Network app.

This setting is ON by default, but it can be turned off via API. This setting can also be turned off if you have a WordPress site, use the Cloudflare Plugin, and apply Optimize Cloudflare for WordPress on the plugin’s Home tab.

In case this setting is Off, there should be a toggle to turn it back on.

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