History of 188.8.131.52. What's the story?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Sun Feb 14 16:20:42 CST 2010
On Feb 14, 2010, at 5:17 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> In message <182E6E76-F12A-41D9-800A-E5E40F3C3B7D at direwolf.com>, John Orthoefer
>> Genuity/GTEI/Planet/BBN owned 4/8. Brett went looking for an IP that =
>> was simple to remember, I think 184.108.40.206 was in use by neteng already. =
>> But it was picked to be easy to remember, I think jhawk had put a hold =
>> on the 220.127.116.11/24 block, we got/grabbed 3 address 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and =
>> 126.96.36.199 so people had 3 address to go to. At the time people had =
>> issues with just using a single resolver. We also had issues with both =
>> users and registers since clearly they aren't geographically diverse, =
>> trying to explain routing tricks to people KNOW all IPs come in and are =
>> routed as Class A/B/C blocks is hard.
> I don't care what internal routing tricks are used, they are still
> under the *one* external route and as such subject to single points
> of failure and as such don't have enough independence.
It's an open recursive name server, it is free, has no SLA, and is not critical infrastructure.
Besides, it is quicker / better to use your local ISP's RNS. If something goes wrong, you can fall back to OpenDNS or L3, and, of course, yell at the _company_you_are_paying_ when their stuff doesn't work. :)
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