e: Shared network services and transit providers

Alex Rubenstein alex at nac.net
Sun Aug 15 15:06:49 UTC 1999


Network Solutions, Inc. (NET-INTERNIC1) INTERNIC1      198.41.0.0 - 198.41.3.0

*>i198.41.0.0       207.99.10.2                   100      0 3549 6245 i
*                   209.191.130.93                         0 10910 1239 6245 i

*>i198.41.1.0       207.99.10.2                   100      0 3549 6245 i
*                   209.191.130.93                         0 10910 1239 6245 i

*>i198.41.2.0       207.99.10.2                   100      0 3549 6245 i
*                   209.191.130.93                         0 10910 1239 6245 i

*> 198.41.3.0       209.191.130.93                         0 10910 1239 11840 i
* i                 209.83.160.97                 100      0 6347 1239 11840 i




198.41.0/24 is where rs.internic.net is, and 198.41.3/24 is where
crsnic.net is.

nitrogen:~$ host -l 3.41.198.in-addr.arpa
3.41.198.in-addr.arpa name server ns1.crsnic.net
3.41.198.in-addr.arpa name server rs0.internic.net
243.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer trrp1.crsnic.net
53.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer rrp.crsnic.net
38.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer a.gtld-servers.net
40.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer sns.crsnic.net
39.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer ns1.crsnic.net
54.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer whois.crsnic.net
55.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer www.crsnic.net
56.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer mx.crsnic.net
57.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer ftp.crsnic.net
19.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer masq.crsnic.net
49.3.41.198.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer tivoli.crsnic.net


Interesting, as 198.41.3/24 is the only one who has different
announcements. However, this behavior from NSI wouldn't surprise me.

(another company who has become overly money-motivated, rather than
customer service oriented; it's disgusting what NSI has done since 1994).




On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Sean Donelan wrote:

> 
> Shared registries and backup, note: this is not intended to be NSI bashing.
> 
> Although NSI receives free transit from a number of backbone's, it appears
> NSI is only announcing its own registry via the free transit it receives.
> The shared registry whois.crsnic.net appeared to be single-homed through
> Sprint today.  This came up, because there was a network problem reaching
> whois.crsnic.net, but it didn't affect NSI's own service.
> 
> I also looked at several of the other well-known registries.  From my
> network vantage point (BGP only shows the 'best' transit):  ARIN seems
> to have at least two ISP connections, RIPE at least three connections.
> APNIC appears single-homed through Telstra, I guess shouldn't be
> surprising since its in Australia.
> 
> Are these shared services important enough for network operators to try
> to coordinate multiple connections for them?  Or with competition coming,
> let them each do whatever they want?
> -- 
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation
> 
> 
> 





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