Postmodern Sysadmin

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ISPs Should Capitalize on Their Reverse DNS!

Actually… no they shouldn’t. Here is what it would look like:

                                           My traceroute  [v0.75]
kyle (0.0.0.0)                                                              Tue May 18 15:14:52 2010
Keys:  Help   Display mode   Restart statistics   Order of fields   quit

 Host                                                           Loss%    Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1. 192.168.0.1                                                 0.0%     10   12.0  15.6  11.3  33.6   6.7
 2  UPGRADE-YOUR-CONNECTION-1800-COMCAST.res.comcast.net        0.0%     10   13.1  15.8  11.5  31.1   5.9
 3. TURBOBOOST-UP-TO-50MBS.car1.Den.core.comcast.net            44.4%    10   15.3  17.7  11.8  23.1   4.5
 4. LIKE-WHAT-YOU-SEE?-GET-WITH-LEVEL3!.Level3.net              0.0%     10   27.5  22.5  12.5  43.5   9.0
 5. v----LEVEL3-EATS-SAVVISs-PACKETS.Level3.net                 0.0%     10   43.6  35.9  29.7  43.6   5.7
 6. ^----SUCK-IT-L3.das3-v3037.ch3.savvis.net                   50.0%    10   31.2  32.1  30.8  34.5   1.5
 7. FOR-A-GOOD-PING-TIME-CALL-888-638-6771.dallas3.savvis.net   0.0%     9    28.8  31.8  28.8  43.5   4.8
 8. We-heart-savvis.dllstx0.us.bb.gin.ntt.net                   0.0%     9    30.1  33.1  29.4  51.5   7.0
 9. 4.2.2.2......jk..25.209.2.4                                 0.0%     9    70.3  83.1  68.1 186.6  38.9
10. 0.0.0.zero                                                  0.0%     9    51.6  58.0  51.6  72.9   8.0
11. nothing.here.move.along.                                    0.0%     9    55.4  55.1  51.7  62.1   3.5
12. THIS-SPACE-FOR-RENT!!!                                      0.0%     9    86.3  87.4  83.7  91.3   2.7
13. the-real-site.net                                           0.0%     9    103.9 105.9  84.0 128.2  12.0