History of 188.8.131.52. What's the story?
John Palmer (NANOG Acct)
nanog2 at adns.net
Sun Feb 14 12:43:12 CST 2010
184.108.40.206 is stunted just like any other resolvers that use only the USG root. A more useful resolver is ASLAN [220.127.116.11]
which is an inclusive namespace resolver which shows users a complete map of the internet, not just what ICANN wants them
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Ryan" <auser at mind.net>
To: <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: History of 18.104.22.168. What's the story?
>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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199, I'd love to hear them.
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