DNS resolver addresses for Sprint PCS/3G/4G
rdrake at direcpath.com
Tue Jan 22 14:47:56 UTC 2013
On 1/16/2013 7:13 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> I've noticed, for quite some time, that there seems to be a specific category
> of slow that I see in using apps on my HTC Supersonic/Sprint EVO, on both
> their 3G and 4G networks, and I wonder if it isn't because the defined
> resolvers are 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11, which aren't *on* Sprint's networks.
> Does anyone have, in their magic bag of tricks, IP addresses for resolvers
> that *are* native to that network, that they wouldn't mind whispering in my
Not directly PCS, but ns[1-3].sprintlink.net are used for their
recursive DNS for customers. They're anycasted so you should be able to
just use the first IP (18.104.22.168). I don't know what these are
because I haven't been a customer for years, but it appears they may
have servers specific to PCS as well:
PING ns1.sprintpcs.net (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data.
rdrake at terminal:~$ host ns2.sprintpcs.net
ns2.sprintpcs.net has address 126.96.36.199
rdrake at terminal:~$ host ns3.sprintpcs.net
ns3.sprintpcs.net has address 188.8.131.52
well, at least one server.
184.108.40.206 traces through to an XO customer in California:
Castle Access Inc ARIN-CASTLE-ALLOC (NET-69-43-128-0-1) 220.127.116.11 -
Perhaps they do some "special" things on the PCS side to make this DNS
I would use 18.104.22.168.
> Offlist is fine. Yes, I owe the list summaries on a couple earlier
> questions; I still have the details to write from. :-}
> -- jra
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