Friday, April 12, 2013

Time to China

whatifnumbers 216: Minimum possible ping time, in milliseconds, to the opposite side of the world via surface fiber-optic cables
Sun, Apr 07 20:47:47 from web
retweeted by LA3ZA

My results…

C:\ping a_china_server

Pinging a_china_server [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=339ms TTL=124
Reply from bytes=32 time=335ms TTL=124
Reply from bytes=32 time=342ms TTL=124
Reply from bytes=32 time=349ms TTL=124

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 335ms, Maximum = 349ms, Average = 341ms


  1. Calling BS on your ping results. No TLD and a non routable IP. :D

    1. I see your :D , but I feel compelled to respond.

      Added an entry to my host file to protect the identify of the innocent (server) and pinging across our VPN/internal network.

    2. Okay, the host file explains the name.

      I guess if you VPN'd to a network in China and then pinged a server on that network, you would get a 10. address and valid test. Although, seems like the VPN would add to the ping time.