Quoting from the post:
Seems ALTDB should delete the old AS 80 / GE IRR proxy route registration:
So it looks like GE will be solvent for a few more years and 22.214.171.124 DNS is incoming.
I wish we could have used 126.96.36.199. Although at the time I suspect we would have used 4.4.4..
188.8.131.52/24 could be an interesting block to put easily memorable IP services in…
I think it was the dial modem team that beat us to 184.108.40.206/24?
google used 220.127.116.11 for DNS in the past (2010, IIRC).
18.104.22.168/8 has been GTE/Level3 forever.
22.214.171.124 - 6 have been L3 DNS as far back as I can remember.
Obligatory list of all known same-quad servers and their DNS status - corrections welcome:
If there is info about previous/historical use of these IPs, I’d like to find a way to incorporate that as well.
John Orthoefer and I (and dozens of other BBN folks on this list) both worked for BBNPlanet at the time that 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 were assigned. John was one of the folks who built and ran that system.
So when he said “I wish we could have used 184.108.40.206” and my comment of “I think the dial modem folks beat us to…” was referring to the fact that when 4/8 was first being deployed on AS1 we started assigning blocks to various groups and they realized that 220.127.116.11/XX had already been delegated to another internal group (I think it was the dial group).
Maybe Amazon will do something cool with 18.104.22.168 …
22.214.171.124 might be handy.
Speaking of AS1 - I’ve been wondering, what’s it being used for? It looks like Level3 owns it, and it’s announcing a handful of prefixes and peering with a bunch of random ASes from many different countries.
Remember when AS 1 was Genuity? First BGP session I ever set-up was with AS 1.
It’s still in use, I believe Level(3)/CenturyLink uses it for either their VPN or Voice network.
For anyone else who is suffering from their prefixes malingering in
ALTDB from previous users and has ultimately failed to resolve the
issue with the maintainer of the object, you can escalate the matter
to the email@example.com alias. We have recently started a cleanup
effort of the ALTDB database to improve the quality of the routing
information present in it.
My upbringing in the 90s makes '126.96.36.199' far more memorable.
A large part of those peerings appears across various tools because people (mistakenly) just use “1” in prepends (and for that matter AS2 and AS3 as well). We looked at that data a while back and there was a very high amount of noise around that ASN.