The Dreaded 99’s

October 17th, 2007 by Potato

My connection to Rogers went dead in the middle of the night last night, and when it came back up I had a new IP. That might cause a few minor headaches for readers of the site (hopefully no one noticed — traffic has been really light lately so I don’t really know if anyone is reading this anymore). My new IP is in the 99.* range, which is a new range of IPs opened to Rogers in the last few months. Reports are that they’ve been a bit of a hassle — most of the rest of the internet doesn’t know that they belong to Rogers, so sites that say, for example: “welcome, visitor from Canada” don’t quite know what to make of you. Likewise, many routing tables aren’t optimized for that block of IPs yet, so reports have been that it was a slow IP range to have (by now, I guess those problems must have been fixed since I haven’t noticed any problems… yet). Also as a heads up, my IP tends to change fairly rapidly in bursts and then settle down for a few months, so there might be more spontaneous changes in the days to come.

One Response to “The Dreaded 99’s”

  1. Netbug Says:

    99 was a bitch.

    What happened was they released this block of IPs and a whole whack of DNS routing programs out there treat 99’s like 127s. So each one of htese ISPs that was runnign antiquated routing software had to be manually contacted and we had to send hired goons after them to get them to update.

    Talk about a headache.