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chrisf8657

join:2002-01-27
Glendale, AZ

[ALL] Cox Router Abbreviations

Hi again people.

Does anyone have a list of the names of the Cox routers?

Like what is wsip-184-178-205-8.ph.ph.cox.net?
mcdldsrj01-ae2.0.rd.ph.cox.net?

Just curious.
I found a thread from many years ago about them but it's outdated because the names have been changed.

Many thanks.
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CoxVegas

join:2011-07-25
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:10

said by chrisf8657:

Does anyone have a list of the names of the Cox routers?

Yes... but not ones I can hand out.

Just out of curiosity, what are you wanting to know? The names are FAIRLY explanatory with a little reading and research. I may be able to answer specific questions.


Bolt Pride
Premium
join:2001-02-15
Escondido, CA
reply to chrisf8657

»Cox HSI Router Abbreviations
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BillRoland
Premium
join:2001-01-21
Ocala, FL
kudos:3
reply to chrisf8657

I believe "ws" stands for Business or "wholesale" IP.

I've found Cox is wildly inconsistent in reverse DNS naming for their equipment, when they bother at all.



CoxVegas

join:2011-07-25
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:10

said by BillRoland:

I believe "ws" stands for Business or "wholesale" IP.

Yep.

said by BillRoland:

I've found Cox is wildly inconsistent in reverse DNS naming for their equipment, when they bother at all.

It tends to vary a fair bit by market - internally our addressing is consistent, but the DNS names can get missed.


chrisf8657

join:2002-01-27
Glendale, AZ

CoxVegas,

I don't see any reason it's "super duper secret". It's handing out a reverse DNS. Simply knowing what "wsip" stands for doesn't allow me any ability to do anything. It's almost comical to debate it.

And, I'm curious because I want to know where the packets go (what each router could be) on their way out to the Internet.

It's just a personal computer-tech type interest.

BoltPride,

Seen that. Like I said some are out of date now. Thanks tho.
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CoxVegas

join:2011-07-25
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:10

said by chrisf8657:

CoxVegas,

I don't see any reason it's "super duper secret".

Because the lists I have has more than just IPs and hostnames.

Anyway, the names are fairly straight-forward, like I mentioned. Using those abbreviations and the other posts on here, you can get a general feel for where things go.

Mind you, if *I* were running things, I'd name our routers at a major peering center in California something like "cisco2600.fe10.anchorage.ak.cox.net" just to mess with people.

bchandler02

join:2011-07-08
Oklahoma City, OK

said by CoxVegas:

Mind you, if *I* were running things, I'd name our routers at a major peering center in California something like "cisco2600.fe10.anchorage.ak.cox.net" just to mess with people.

Why not go all out and really screw with people? "lnksysbefsr11.okc.ok.cox.net"


CoxVegas

join:2011-07-25
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:10

1 recommendation

said by bchandler02:

Why not go all out and really screw with people? "lnksysbefsr11.okc.ok.cox.net"

How'd you know the name of our Chicago peering router?

PinkyThePig
Premium
join:2011-05-02
Tempe, AZ
Reviews:
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reply to chrisf8657

All this joking around reminds me of this tracert:

tracert -h 100 216.81.59.173

which resolves to:

Tracing route to FIN [216.81.59.173]
over a maximum of 100 hops:

...

13 70 ms 79 ms 77 ms Episode.IV [206.214.251.1]
14 75 ms 70 ms 70 ms A.NEW.HOPE [206.214.251.6]
15 74 ms 82 ms 71 ms It.is.a.period.of.civil.war [206.214.251.9]
16 75 ms 85 ms 74 ms Rebel.spaceships [206.214.251.14]
17 78 ms 71 ms 70 ms striking.from.a.hidden.base [206.214.251.17]
18 71 ms 70 ms 76 ms have.won.their.first.victory [206.214.251.22]
19 73 ms 71 ms 79 ms against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire [206.214.251.25]
20 91 ms 91 ms 81 ms During.the.battle [206.214.251.30]
21 85 ms 90 ms 84 ms Rebel.spies.managed [206.214.251.33]
22 78 ms 97 ms 102 ms to.steal.secret.plans [206.214.251.38]
23 105 ms 99 ms 81 ms to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon [206.214.251.41]
24 70 ms 73 ms 67 ms the.DEATH.STAR [206.214.251.46]
25 77 ms 74 ms 69 ms an.armored.space.station [206.214.251.49]
26 67 ms 83 ms 72 ms with.enough.power.to [206.214.251.54]
27 80 ms 71 ms 72 ms destroy.an.entire.planet [206.214.251.57]
28 76 ms 71 ms 71 ms Pursued.by.the.Empires [206.214.251.62]
29 75 ms 71 ms 74 ms sinister.agents [206.214.251.65]
30 81 ms 70 ms 80 ms Princess.Leia.races.home [206.214.251.70]
31 78 ms 73 ms 72 ms aboard.her.starship [206.214.251.73]
32 74 ms 71 ms 72 ms custodian.of.the.stolen.plans [206.214.251.78]
33 81 ms 77 ms 72 ms that.can.save.her [206.214.251.81]
34 74 ms 73 ms 75 ms people.and.restore [206.214.251.86]
35 73 ms 72 ms 74 ms freedom.to.the.galaxy [206.214.251.89]
36 70 ms 70 ms 72 ms 0-------------------0 [206.214.251.94]
37 71 ms 72 ms 78 ms 0------------------0 [206.214.251.97]
38 76 ms 71 ms 81 ms 0-----------------0 [206.214.251.102]
39 74 ms 70 ms 71 ms 0----------------0 [206.214.251.105]
40 72 ms 71 ms 73 ms 0---------------0 [206.214.251.110]
41 75 ms 77 ms 72 ms 0--------------0 [206.214.251.113]
42 72 ms 73 ms 79 ms 0-------------0 [206.214.251.118]
43 75 ms 78 ms 71 ms 0------------0 [206.214.251.121]
44 75 ms 78 ms 72 ms 0-----------0 [206.214.251.126]
45 70 ms 76 ms 73 ms 0----------0 [206.214.251.129]
46 85 ms 76 ms 78 ms 0---------0 [206.214.251.134]
47 75 ms 70 ms 72 ms 0--------0 [206.214.251.137]
48 70 ms 78 ms 76 ms 0-------0 [206.214.251.142]
49 81 ms 72 ms 71 ms 0------0 [206.214.251.145]
50 74 ms 76 ms 72 ms 0-----0 [206.214.251.150]
51 77 ms 77 ms 77 ms 0----0 [206.214.251.153]
52 72 ms 77 ms 73 ms 0---0 [206.214.251.158]
53 74 ms 77 ms 75 ms 0--0 [206.214.251.161]
54 78 ms 75 ms 78 ms 0-0 [206.214.251.166]
55 70 ms 74 ms 84 ms 00 [206.214.251.169]
56 84 ms 75 ms 76 ms I [206.214.251.174]
57 77 ms 77 ms 75 ms By.Ryan.Werber [206.214.251.177]
58 70 ms 87 ms 73 ms When.CCIEs.Get.Bored [206.214.251.182]
59 72 ms 76 ms 75 ms CCIE.38168 [206.214.251.185]
60 77 ms 77 ms 71 ms FIN [216.81.59.173]



chrisf8657

join:2002-01-27
Glendale, AZ
reply to chrisf8657

LOL, Pinky.

CoxVegas, Probably not going to happen though I can wish - cut and paste the info w/o IPs, etc.? ...but do me a favor at least and tell me what mcdldsrj01-ae2.0.rd.ph.cox.net stands for.
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Anonguy

@cox.net

My guess..

Mcdowell Regional Data Center Phoenix



BillRoland
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join:2001-01-21
Ocala, FL
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Reviews:
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reply to CoxVegas

said by CoxVegas:

It tends to vary a fair bit by market - internally our addressing is consistent, but the DNS names can get missed.

I'll grant that, but take a look here for instance: »[ALL] Blizzard traceroutes to Chicago

Most Cox equipment has no reverse DNS presented, and some have ancient Cox DNS names like coxinet.net. Granted, it has no impact on service at all, but its nice for power users and helpful when things aren't quite right.

Level3 is an example of somebody who does a good job with RDNS.
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eSherlock

@cox.net
reply to Anonguy

quote:
My guess..

Mcdowell Regional Data Center Phoenix
With my own internet-sleuthing skillz, I found it.

33.713626,-111.66627

It looks like Cox attempts to disguise their high-tech facilities. Check out the microwave technology coming off that tower!

VentShop

join:2009-08-21
Oklahoma City, OK
reply to PinkyThePig

ROFLMAO, Pinky I love it and Obviously someone has a HUGE amount of time on their hands to do something like that.

But yes sometimes it is fun to just mess with people in naming schemes, I worked for a WISP in Oklahoma and his network was originally baseball in origin, first base second base homeplate etc. He picked up other networks over a few years and had to then begin naming the tower locations based off of their physical location just to keep things straight. My home network is done much the same as I name computers based off of characters in a movie so I can keep track of which computer in my head is what. So I can tell my wife to go to a specific computer and reboot it base don it having its own name other than the 3rd one from the left on the desk in the bedroom 0-o



CoxTech1
VIP
join:2002-04-25
Chesapeake, VA
kudos:76

That's funny, for the wireless stuff in my home I happen to use Ace Combat references. The SSID is B7R and all the devices are named for high value targets in various games in the series.



BryanInPHX
Premium
join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2

2 edits
reply to eSherlock

said by eSherlock :

quote:
My guess..

Mcdowell Regional Data Center Phoenix
With my own internet-sleuthing skillz, I found it.

33.713626,-111.66627

It looks like Cox attempts to disguise their high-tech facilities. Check out the microwave technology coming off that tower!

That location (Parcel) is listed as
Owner:RIO VERDE UTILITIES INC
Parcel # 219-43-859A
25202 N Forest Rd, AZ 85263
Rio Verde Utilities Inc in Rio Verde, AZ is a private company categorized under Water and Sewage Companies-Utility.

Parcel Info:
»mcassessor.maricopa.gov/Assessor···43-859-A

Maricopa Co GIS Maps:
»maps.mcassessor.maricopa.gov/map···43-859-A
===========================================

Here is the most likely location:
Parcel# 117-10-087
Owner: COX COMMUNICATIONS PHOENIX INC
33.466884,-112.030936
1626 N 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008

»mcassessor.maricopa.gov/Assessor···7-10-087

»maps.mcassessor.maricopa.gov/map···7-10-087

My best guess is this is the Cox Chandler Data Center
Parcel # 301-89-944
Owner: COX COMMUNICATIONS INC
33.304277,-111.913585
100 N 79TH ST
CHANDLER 85226

»mcassessor.maricopa.gov/Assessor···1-89-944

»maps.mcassessor.maricopa.gov/map···1-89-944

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CoxVegas

join:2011-07-25
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:10
reply to CoxTech1

said by CoxTech1:

That's funny, for the wireless stuff in my home I happen to use Ace Combat references. The SSID is B7R and all the devices are named for high value targets in various games in the series.

Oh, you poor little mini-geeks....

I name my three servers at home after the supercomputers in Neon Genesis Evangelion (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar). My wireless SSID is Magi to go along with the theme. The desktops are named Rei, Shinji (which is a tiny little flaky piece of junk - the name came after that determination) Asuka, Misato and Ritsuko.

Yes. Really.

FourWheelKid

join:2006-03-03
Broussard, LA

Neeerrrrrrrrrddddddd.

Been there, done that. Same names, too.



stanley_qaz
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Gilbert, AZ
Reviews:
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·HughesNet Satell..
reply to PinkyThePig

said by PinkyThePig:

All this joking around reminds me of this tracert:

tracert -h 100 216.81.59.173

which resolves to:

Tracing route to FIN [216.81.59.173]
over a maximum of 100 hops:

And now it makes the Register...

»www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/15···ceroute/