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How can I check the quality of the network my site is on?
A good way to do this is to run "traceroutes" from lots of different servers around the Internet and see the sort of latency you get (lower is better!). Here's a pretty big list of places to try it from!

USA

http://www.aco.net/lookingglass/lg.html (Ebone-Net)
http://www.bungi.com/cgi-bin/trace (AboveNet)
http://www.calweb.com/cgi-bin/trace (ELI)
http://www.csu.net/cgi-bin/trace (CSU-Net)
http://www.dca.net/support/lg.html (DCA-NET)
http://doom.net/docs/mae.html (Servint-Net)
http://www.getnet.com/cgi-bin/trace (Getnet)
http://www.lava.net/services/traceroute.html (ALTERNet/UUNet)
http://netmonserver.princeton.edu/traceroute.html (JVNCNet, Verio)
http://nitrous.digex.net/mae/mae-lg.html (DIGEX-NET)
http://www.opus1.com/www/traceroute.html (Sprint/Mci)
http://www.pcslink.com/cgi-bin/local/trace (AGIS)
http://www.sdsc.edu/~hutton/cgi-bin/tracert.cgi (CERFNet)
http://www.tpoint.net/cgi-bin/trace (ALTERNet/UUNet)
http://www.va.pubnix.com/cgi-bin/rbox/tc (ALTERNet/UUNet)
http://voa.his.com/cgi-bin/trace (CAIS)
http://www.wvi.com/cgi-bin/trace (Verio)
http://www.xmission.com/techtools/lg-core.html (X-Mission)
http://www.wurldlink.net/traceroute (ATT/ANS/AlTERNet/UUNet/Sprint)

Amsterdam

http://www.ripe.net/cgi-bin/looking-glass (Ripe NCC)

Australia

http://www.cbl.com.au/cgi-bin/clubtrace (Telstra)
http://looking-glass.connect.com.au/ (Connect)
http://proxy1.mel.connect.com.au/cgi-bin/traceroute.cgi (Telstra)
http://www.telstra.net.au/cgi-bin/trace (Telstra)

Austria

http://www.vix.at/lookingglass/lg.html (ACO-Net)

Bulgaria

http://www.nat.bg/look/ (NATURELLA)
http://www.orbitel.bg:8000/tech-support/looking-glass.cgi (ORBITEL)

Canada

http://www.kawartha.com/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute.cgi (BellNexxia Net)

Denmark

http://stat.cybercity.dk/lg/ (dare-net)
http://trace.tele.dk/cgi-bin/nph-firstl (Tele-Danmark)

Estonia

http://www.ee/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute.cgi (ICP/Sprint)

Finland

http://www.csc.fi/cgi-bin/nph-traceroutea (FUNet)

France

http://www.eu.org/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute (ALTERNet/UUNet)
http://www.fr.net/internet/trace.html (Oleane.Net)

Germany

http://www.carpe.net/cgi-bin/trace
http://www.dkrz.de/cgi-bin/nph-trace (DFN)
http://www.eckes.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=2
http://www.klammeraffe.org/%7Ehast/glass.html (ECRC NET)

Greece

http://netmon.grnet.gr/lg.shtml (GR-NET)
http://www.ntua.gr/nmc/traceroute.html (GR-Net)

Hong Kong

http://corporate.pacific.net.sg/serviceLink/tools.html (Pacific surf)
http://traceroute.hkt.net/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute (Hong Kong Telecom)

Israel

http://noc.ilan.net.il/LG/ (Ilan-Net)

Japan

http://neptune.dti.ad.jp/ixp2-lg.html (NSPIXP)

Korea

http://kix.net/looking-glass/ (KORNet)
http://cloud.kaist.kr.apan.net/cgi-bin/traceroute.pl (APAN)

Netherlands

http://www.att-unisource.net/~netq/cgi-bin/traceroute (ATT Unisource)

Russia

http://relcom.eu.net/INFO/NOC-IP/web-traceroute/trace? (Relcom)

Singapore

http://www.ix.singtel.com/traceroute/

Slovakia

http://www.six.sk/lg.html (Six)

Swizerland

http://www.eye.ch/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute (GlobalOne/GIP)
http://www.globalip.ch/cgi-bin/traceroute.sh (GlobalOne/GIP)
http://www.unige.ch/cgi-bin/people/hugen/trace (University of Geneva, Geneva - English)

Last updated: Jul 30, 2002.