There's no reason to not handle ping with the CDN.
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for a question like this but I came across a strange phenomenon. I'm located in Germany. When I ping www.fbi.gov (184.108.40.206), I get an RTT of approximately 30ms. This seems way too fast from here to the USA since it would be 15ms one way, which could only cover about 4500km when assuming speed of light.
When I ping the same IP from http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/ping/ (server in LA), I get an RTT of <1ms (sometimes 8ms).
When I ping www.t1shopper.com from my home I get an RTT of about 170ms, which seems about right.
How can it be that a ping to 220.127.116.11 gives such a small RTT from LA as well as from my home?