I am currently working in LA. I am staying in downtown at the DoubleTree Hilton, right next to Japan Town, besides being right next to a Japanese market and Kinokuniya which I really like, I have been really enjoying the new bike share in downtown – using it every day to go to and from work.
The featured image is the view from my window, facing directly E. E towards Colorado.
This blog is not about the view or DTLA it was meant to be a quick blog about DNS.
Anytime I work remotely I test my network (Internet actually) connectivity by pinging the Google DNS servers 18.104.22.168. Even in Silicon Valley in Santa Clara where our office is, I have never seen the pings come back faster than 10ms. From Vail it is usually around 17ms, 14 on a good day.
Have a look at this:
PING 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=0 ttl=57 time=135.195 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=3.528 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=4.587 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=5.552 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=5.576 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=5 ttl=57 time=4.886 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=6 ttl=57 time=3.325 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=7 ttl=57 time=5.356 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=8 ttl=57 time=5.289 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=9 ttl=57 time=128.932 ms --- 22.214.171.124 ping statistics --- 10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 3.325/30.223/135.195/50.945 ms
I am not sure what is going on with the first and last packets, but this is on the wifi at the hotel and it is blindingly fast.
I think the servers are at a DC somewhere here in LA.