Slow DNS resolution from PLDT (Philippines) to and

Can anyone from CF contact PLDT regarding this? I have complained few times already but still nothing.

Below are tracerts for both addresses.
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 10 ms 11 ms 10 ms
3 10 ms 11 ms 10 ms
4 26 ms 25 ms 26 ms
5 49 ms 48 ms 49 ms
6 66 ms 64 ms 67 ms
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 57 ms 57 ms 58 ms
9 214 ms * 195 ms
10 * 189 ms *
11 182 ms 182 ms 181 ms
1 <1 ms 1 ms <1 ms
2 11 ms 10 ms 11 ms
3 12 ms 11 ms 11 ms
4 25 ms 26 ms 24 ms
5 52 ms 52 ms 53 ms
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * 197 ms 211 ms
8 188 ms 187 ms 187 ms
9 193 ms 193 ms 193 ms
10 193 ms 202 ms *
11 188 ms 188 ms 188 ms

May I ask what kind of outcome you would expect from that?

Cloudflare cannot force AS9299 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company to do anything they don’t want to.

This one sounds to me like AS9299 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company don’t want to do anything?

From my experience, that literally means Game Over.

It looks like you’re reaching Cloudflare Hong Kong on both traceroutes.

It seems like the traffic is going over transit providers, and unfortunately not via a direct and settlement free peering.

AS9299 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company is listing a couple of locations for potential peering though, - but none of those are within the Philippines, so it seems like any kind of peering, even if AS9299 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company would be willing to do so, would make the traffic go to other countries anyway.

Based on physical distance though, it seems like you are already reaching the physically closest facility that AS9299 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company claim to be available in.

^ another greedy company backed by greedy people unwilling to make the change for competition.

Are you implying, that it is the general style of AS9299 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, or what exactly are you trying to say?

For years, they are being pressured by the government and other local ISPs to locally peer, but all they do is respond with statements that does not make sense.

Here’s what PLDT’s spokesperson has to say about the issue:

"South Korean Internet users largely access content written in the South Korean language as well as for internet users in other major Asian markets like China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.

That is principally why Internet traffic in these countries are largely domestic. In the case of the Philippines, we are fluent in English and are thus oriented towards overseas Internet content,” he said.

As a result, he explained that up to 90 percent of Internet traffic in the Philippines is content sourced from overseas particularly the US. “Because of that, in the case of the Philippines, domestic peering will not address complaints of slow Internet speed,” he clarified."

So they have also been in the media in relation to peering. :person_shrugging:

Or maybe the information they were basing this on, … was flawed. :thinking:

Interesting view though. :facepalm:

That being said, -

It appears that PLDT have IPv6, have you tried if IPv6 might eventually improve the situtation, at least a little bit?

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