Alternate to IRINN IRR manual entry / ALTDB

Anurag Bhatia
IRINN (Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers) is a NIR (National Internet Registry) for India operating under the APNIC RIR (Regional Internet Registry). IRINN is run and managed by NIXI. It’s a decent NIR and was set up in 2012. Indian organisations have the option to either maintain relation with APNIC or with IRINN. A large number of small networks prefer IRINN because it’s annual charges are 25000 INR / $351 USD against APNIC’s membership fee which is over 2x of that.

Tata - Airtel domestic peering IRR filtering and OpenDNS latency!

Anurag Bhatia
Last month I noticed quite high latency with Cisco’s OpenDNS from my home fibre connection. The provider at home is IAXN (AS134316) which is peering with content folks in Delhi besides transit from Airtel. ping -c 5 PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=103 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=103 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=51 time=103 ms 64 bytes from 208.