We've done a bit of looking into the lag issues for a number of you, and
it LOOKS like we've pinpointed the problem to a handful of router nodes
with Avalon's internet service provider. New nodes it looks like. Most
of the net, there's nothing we can do about lag as its run by
companies beyond our ability to complain -- but anything listed
\"networklayer\" is our ISP so we have options... the worst is where a
problem is beyond our reach but if it's Avalon server or, as in this case,
Avalon's internet provider \"networklayer\" we CAN look to batter them 'til
the problem is resolved.
What would be helpful, therefore, is any of you who're experiencing
problem lag and know how to run a TRACEROUTE from your home computer
to Avalon's server - do so, at various times, and log the results. Then
when you've gotten a half dozen examples, talk to me and I'll tell
you where to send it. This way we can build up a body of evidence about
the lag and get these problem router nodes cut loose from any and all
inbound connections to Avalon.
If anyone has questions about how any of this works, ask me by all
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