Different Servers

Different Servers

Post by Bit Twiste » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 12:09:04




> on the first day of the transition i heard of a number of new servers.
> could someone tell the differences between these two:

> 63.240.76.16

A redirect to tell you to use the transition wizard

netnews.comcast.net

Old attbi news servers to get to the old attbi news groups
which is where I am posting from.

 
 
 

Different Servers

Post by $Bil » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 17:03:28



> On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 03:09:04 GMT, Bit Twister


>>>on the first day of the transition i heard of a number of new servers.
>>>could someone tell the differences between these two:

>>>63.240.76.16

>>A redirect to tell you to use the transition wizard

>>netnews.comcast.net

>>Old attbi news servers to get to the old attbi news groups
>>which is where I am posting from.

> I am able to use both servers okay, download headers for all my
> groups. would it make a difference which one i used? would the cap be
> placed on both servers?

A lookup says they are the same server:

netnews.comcast.net = 63.240.76.16

Full list of addrs for that name:
        63.240.76.16
        204.127.204.17
        216.148.227.77
        204.127.199.17

 
 
 

Different Servers

Post by Bit Twiste » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 21:28:35



> I am able to use both servers okay, download headers for all my
> groups. would it make a difference which one i used? would the cap be
> placed on both servers?

If you use netnews.comcast.net you get directed to one of the
4 available servers. Hardcoding an ipaddress could give you problems
when it is taken out of service.

So far the netnews.comcast.net do not have a user download quota.

 
 
 

Different Servers

Post by Bit Twiste » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 21:38:39



> A lookup says they are the same server:

> netnews.comcast.net = 63.240.76.16

> Full list of addrs for that name:
>         63.240.76.16
>         204.127.204.17
>         216.148.227.77
>         204.127.199.17

How cool, when I had netnews.attbi.com in my reader it gave the
transisition wizard message. So when I looked up the OP's server I get

host 63.240.76.16 returns
16.76.240.63.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer netnews.attbi.com.

But looking up
host netnews.attbi.com returns
netnews.attbi.com has address 204.127.198.12

But you are correct
host netnews.comcast.net returns
netnews.comcast.net has address 63.240.76.16
netnews.comcast.net has address 204.127.204.17
netnews.comcast.net has address 216.148.227.77
netnews.comcast.net has address 204.127.199.17

63.240.76.16 is one of the netnews.comcast.net servers.