History of 126.96.36.199. What's the story?
auser at mind.net
Sun Feb 14 06:43:20 CST 2010
I think around 10 years ago Slashdot had a few stories (and still do,
actually) about how great these resolvers were. I think that propelled
quite a bit of their growth and popularity.
On 2/14/2010 1:16 AM, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> I've wondered about this for years, but only this evening did I start
> searching for details. And I really couldn't find any.
> Can anyone point me at distant history about how 188.8.131.52 came to be, in my
> estimation, the most famous DNS server on the planet?
> I know that it was originally at BBN, what I'm looking for is things like:
> How the IP was picked. (I'd guess it was one of the early DNS servers,
> and the people behind it realized that if there was one IP address
> that really needed to be easy to remember, it was the DNS server,
> for obvious reasons).
> Was it always meant to be a public resolver?
> How it continued to remain an open resolver, even in the face of
> amplifier attacks using DNS resolvers. Perhaps it has had
> rate-limiting on it for a long time.
> There's a lot of conjecture about it using anycast, anyone know anything
> about it's current configuration?
> So, if anyone has any stories about 184.108.40.206, I'd love to hear them.
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