Velocity Engine Lives

Doing a little network test and ran a traceroute to apple.com:

$ sudo tcptraceroute apple.com
Selected device ppp0, address 172.17.152.110, port 55167 for outgoing packets
Tracing the path to apple.com (17.149.160.49) on TCP port 80 (http), 30 hops max
 1  xxx.xx.xx.xx  12.847 ms  12.899 ms  13.736 ms
 2  xxx.xx.xx.xx  14.734 ms  14.966 ms  16.143 ms
 3  10.255.12.45  14.335 ms  14.712 ms  13.902 ms
 4  10.253.44.242  14.992 ms  14.204 ms  13.693 ms
 5  velocity-engine.com (17.149.160.49) [open]  14.639 ms  17.666 ms  15.295 ms

Check out that last host. Velocity Engine was part of the marketing for AltiVec in the late 90’s early 2000’s. Curious that Apple is re-purposing that.