Identifying node

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by MiCarl, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. MiCarl

    MiCarl Member

    Somewhere I saw instructions on how to identify the node my VPS is on. It instructed to use a tracert to my ip and the next to last hop would be the node.

    When I tracert to my IP address ( the next to last hop has no name just an IP address. The last few lines of my tracert:

    11 43 ms 42 ms 43 ms
    12 43 ms 41 ms 43 ms []
    13 43 ms 43 ms 47 ms
    14 42 ms 53 ms 43 ms []

    Last night I did a tracert on another VPS that is in the Texas data center. That one showed the node in the next to last hop so I guess it's specific to either the hardware I'm on or the East Coast center.

    I am a little curious which node I'm on. That way if there ever is a problem I can see in the Network and Hardware status board if you know about it and are working on it.

    Is there something that needs fixing on your end, or should I be using a different method?
  2. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    This node simply isn't reporting it's hostname in the traceroute. This is vz33-md. I'll see about getting this setting fixed there.
  3. MiCarl

    MiCarl Member

    Thank you Jonathan. I see it's already been done.
  4. mylinear

    mylinear Member

    I'm not sure if this is applicable across the entire KH network, but I have found that for the VPS hardware nodes, the last part of the node's IP address indicates the node you are on. For example,, where the .33 part indicates vz33. Add to that the DC location you are at and you get vz33-md.
    So if you are in the WA DC and the hardware node IP is, then its vz45-wa. Seems to work for TX too, eg
  5. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    We try to have the IPs in an easily identifiable numeric order like this. To my knowledge as of right now every single node on our network is cleanly sequentially numbered like this.

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