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I'm downloading a file from Adobe which appears to be coming from a local source but im not sure.

Local traffic is free which is why im trying to find out. Download speed seems very slow to be local...

traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets 
1 (  2.785 ms  2.601 ms  2.372 ms
2 (  3.154 ms  2.889 ms  3.134 ms
3 (  2.732 ms  2.510 ms  2.876 ms
4 (  3.546 ms  5.025 ms  3.664 ms
5  * * *
6 (  18.275 ms  18.077 ms  19.211 ms

But what server is hop 5

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What exactly is your provider's definition of "local"? – David Schwartz Feb 20 '12 at 2:43
Anything that is hosted within the country, so New Zealand. Also I wonder how they detect if something is local or not... – Syntax Feb 20 '12 at 19:34
up vote 5 down vote accepted

All that matters is the destination host IP.

Country: New Zealand (~ City: Christchurch)


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