Fremont, California - April 29, 2003 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, recently created a
public route server, designed to allow the public to see routing paths from inside
Hurricane Electric's network accessible via telnet at route-server.he.net. |
Designed mostly for expert users, the Hurricane Electric Public Route Server enables users to ping or trace, tools to test network connectivity, from any or all core routers in Hurricane Electric's network. The program also allows users to peek at Hurricane Electric's entire BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) tables showing paths to other company networks or Autonomous Systems. It also allows users to run a BGP summary, which shows statistics on all neighboring routers and peering sessions.
Hurricane Electric's Public Route Server is one of the only such technologies to support both IPv4 and IPv6 unicast and mulitcast query (ping or trace) types. Hurricane Electric offers a free Ipv6 tunnel broker, http://tunnelbroker.net, to the public to increase the use and progression of IPv6, a 128-bit addressing system which, experts say, will eventually replace the current 32-bit addressing system, IPv4.
The Public Route Server was developed to allow any Network Operator, downstream customer, or simply a curious person to check on the status of the network or routes, paths taken from a source to a destination, at any given time through an IP address query.
This gives an advantage to customers that would like to see how their packets are traversing the Internet and how long it takes for a packet to arrive at it's destination. A customer can also check on the status of the network before calling into the Hurricane Electric 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC).
Hurricane Electric also offers their Looking Glass to the public via a web interface at http://lg.he.net. The Looking Glass allows less advanced queries into Hurricane Electric's network.
Currently, the Public Route Server is able to run through 7 routers in the core of Hurricane Electric's network at the following locations: Fremont, CA; New York, NY (NYIIX); San Jose, CA (MAEWest); Equinix, San Jose, CA; Palo Alto, CA (PAIX); Chicago, IL (AADS); and Equinix, Ashburn, VA.
About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own national network, running Gigabit Ethernet and multiple OC-3's. Check out www.he.net to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.