History of 18.104.22.168. What's the story?
frnkblk at iname.com
Wed Feb 17 04:35:51 UTC 2010
Our nameservers handle both the authoritative and recursive traffic, but we
use ACLs to restrict recursive queries to just our users.
If I understand your second sentence correctly, then yes, our DHCP server
hands out the DNS servers, of which one of the three is outside our own
From: Patrick W. Gilmore [mailto:patrick at ianai.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:33 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: Re: History of 22.214.171.124. What's the story?
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
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
> 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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