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#11018 27-Dec-2006 00:15
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Hey there,

I was looking at my router config tonight and couldnt help noting the strange IP i had been assigned ( 125.238.XXX.XXX) instead of the usuall (222.152.XXX.XXX) A simple WHOIS of the new IP shows that this is issued by an Australian provider.
on a sidenote-going to google.com redirects you to google.com.au

Well what does this mean?
To me it seems like XTRA is using offshore ISP's to cater for their new GO LARGE users (i just signed up)

So is this an actually what is happening or is our new DNS/DHCP servers offshore and net still coming from the backbone coming straight into New Zealand and not through a middle man such as Australia?

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Patrick

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#56400 27-Dec-2006 08:09
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No, I don't think your connection is going through Australia. It's simply a range of IP numbers that was originally allocated to Australian ISPs and it's now being used in New Zealand. Same reason why posts by people on Go Large are shown here on Geekzone with an Australian flag...






 

 

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#56414 27-Dec-2006 12:54
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this is what is happening to me. i wish xtra gave all go large users new zealand ip addresses and not ones originally assigned to australian isps because it confuses google.


whenever i go to google.com, i do not get redirected to google.co.nz like i used to do. i go to google.com and it goes to google.com.au


i wish telecom xtra would fix this issue or give all go large users new zealand ip addresses.



 
 
 
 


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#56416 27-Dec-2006 13:12
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Browser language set to anything but en-nz?




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  #56442 28-Dec-2006 00:11
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So this means that Xtra have purchased this IP range off an Australian ISP?

I wish they would update their MXrecords to reflect it as a New Zealand owned IP range 8-)

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#56445 28-Dec-2006 07:16
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I think you got it wrong... IP addresses are assigned by APNIC and there's nothing an ISP can do about it. With time those changes will be sent to databases used by companies to look up IP addresses (like we do) so this will be reflected... It's normal to have addresses changed by the regulators.

As per MX records, they are not related to "where" an IP address is, but they are pointers to the mail server for a specific domain. The MX records on DNS indicates who mail is routed, which servers accept e-mails for each domain, and in which order.






 

 

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