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Master Geek

#275999 21-Sep-2020 08:32
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Bit of a noob question, but I'm looking for a redundant circuit that does NOT use Vocus or Telia, which our current provider uses. So who do spark and their subsidiaries use?


Also is there an updated list of nameservers somewhere? Xtra used to have or similar, and another scifi-popculture reference, but IIRC they all went corporate and boring with forgettable names. 

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Uber Geek


  #2569013 21-Sep-2020 10:32
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The answer is.... It depends.  Where from / to & what type of circuit you need.


Spark themselves have a lot of their own fibre and they also can use Chorus or numerous other vendors  depending on the location. 


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Master Geek

  #2571930 22-Sep-2020 12:30
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From: Auckland central. 


To: Not sure how to answer this. We connect to anywhere on the internet. AWS in mostly US regions. Onedrive/Office365. Web browsing locally and internationally. Cisco Webex and other VoIP/conferencing providers. A bit of traffic to Mumbai, London, Paris, Tokyo, but I couldn't specifically say what. 


Sorry I'm not sure what you need to answer my question, but thanks for helping! It seems the ISPs don't know more than their lines provider- eg: Chorus/Downers. 


We've had the most trouble with last-mile/backbone providers (according to network team) and they've asked me to find a local provider that can use different providers for that leg to avoid single points of failure. I don't think I can talk to Chorus, and Spark service desk don't seem to understand or know what I need to know. 


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Ultimate Geek


  #2571954 22-Sep-2020 12:57
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I am sure if your primary connection is Chorus you could a redundant link via 4G Wireless or Citylink/Vector Fibre



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