[urgent assistance] 18.104.22.168/16 - Disappeared...
jabley at ca.afilias.info
Sun May 13 22:35:15 UTC 2007
On 12-May-2007, at 06:34, Fergie wrote:
> Just as a follow-up to this:
> The situation still exists: 22.214.171.124/16 is still missing in
> action in the routing system, and more importantly, so are
> EP.net's DNS servers. :-(
I'm not sure that 126.96.36.199/16 was ever advertised. EP.NET runs a
registry for exchange points and other people that Bill feels like
helping out and assigns from that number range; since the /16 covers
many varied applications and organisations all over the planet, it
seems unlikely that a /16 would do anything useful.
I have no problems reaching FLAG.EP.NET (188.8.131.52), DOT.EP.NET
(184.108.40.206), both of which live in subnets numbered from
220.127.116.11/16 and administered by EP.NET directly.
A quick RIS query suggests that none of the RIS probes have ever seen
an advertisement 18.104.22.168/16.
> So, if Bill magically re-appears, or if anyone else can provide any
> insight or assistance, please contact ops-staff at mail-abuse.org.
There are a number of prominent DNS servers numbered within
22.214.171.124/16; however, for various reasons a noticeable number of
network operators take the position that all routes within that /16
are necessarily bogons, since it was originally designated for use in
numbering exchange-point fabrics and those blocks ought properly not
I take no philosophical position on any of that (it's far too sunny
and verdant here to form that kind of opinion here this afternoon),
and in a similar vein apologies for any historical inaccuracies I may
have inferred above. However, from a purely operational perspective,
you may want to check that the specific subnets of 126.96.36.199/16 that
you are interested in have not been filtered by your transit providers.
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