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 -

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

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

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

*>                         0 10910 1239 11840 i
* i                        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 domain name pointer trrp1.crsnic.net domain name pointer rrp.crsnic.net domain name pointer a.gtld-servers.net domain name pointer sns.crsnic.net domain name pointer ns1.crsnic.net domain name pointer whois.crsnic.net domain name pointer www.crsnic.net domain name pointer mx.crsnic.net domain name pointer ftp.crsnic.net domain name pointer masq.crsnic.net 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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