History of 188.8.131.52. What's the story?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Tue Feb 16 21:33:27 CST 2010
On Feb 16, 2010, at 10:24 PM, Frank Bulk wrote:
> We do. It's at our upstream provider, just in case we had an upstream
> connectivity issue or some internal meltdown that prevented those in the
> outside world to hit our (authoritative) DNS servers. Of course, that's
> most helpful for DNS records that resolve to IPs *outside* our network.
What you describe - authorities used by people off your network to resolve A records with IP addresses outside your network - is not what Joe was describing. What the recursive name server your end users queried to resolve names, the IP address in their desktop's control panel, outside your network?
I can see a small ISP using its upstream's recursive name server. But to the rest of the world, most small ISPs look like a part of their upstream's network.
> For what it's worth, I have never heard of an ISP, big or small,
> deciding to place resolvers used by their customers in someone else's
> network. Perhaps I just need to get out more.
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