PeterT wrote:Bruce I disagree.
If you look back through this thread I think you will see that MANY Rogers cable customers in Canada arenot able to access this forum directly AT ALL!
I was speaking from my own perspective, not necessarily from yours. (I'm a FAH donor from my own home, too.) I can get through to foldingforum.org almost all of the time, but at certain times, I cannot, and my tracert looks just like some of those posted above -- ending at one of the routers in the singlehop domain.
I don't have enough information to be able to tell if my results depend on the path my packets take through the backbone, like codysluder has demonstrated.
Notifying your ISP will certainly help, particularly if you have a hard failure. We have opened tickets with the hosting company and there may or may not have been some slight improvements, but the problem has not been solved. If they start getting calls from rogers.net or other ISPs, the techs will be able to coordinate with each other and be more effective than anyone can from a single point. The seattle failure posted above (cogentco.com) is a good example where more information is required, particularly if the routers don't find an alternate path quickly.