Easily confused...

Michael Painter tvhawaii at shaka.com
Sat Apr 16 19:26:40 CDT 2011


Brielle Bruns wrote:
> On 4/16/11 6:03 PM, Michael Painter wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks.  What concerned me was the first hop...22ms. is ~ the distance
>> from Maui to Oahu, but why the Chinese IP?  Cruel joke?
>> I"m using Hawaiian Telcom's ADSL service and that first hop has always
>> been their gateway IP address.
>> Another TCP trace shows the first hop as 123.74.62.128...another CN
>> address.
> 
> 
> I'm assuming your provider's network engineers (stupidly) assumed
> 123.x.x.x was a good idea for use in a private setup because it hadn't
> been assigned from the global pool (yet).
> 
> Wouldn't be the first provider or service to not use proper RFC assigned
> private IP space for their internal networking setup.

Well, in the 7-8 years I've been with them, they've never used Private IP space.
IPConfig shows:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : hawaiiantel.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-A1-01-0E-29
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 72.234.20x.x
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 72.234.206.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 72.235.80.4
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 72.235.80.12
                                    72.235.80.4




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