Updated: 2003 October 18th, firstname.lastname@example.org
It was originally a list of those small Internet Service Providers who were operating off of the end of Diamond Cable leased lines (aka DCCL, now NTL) around Nottingham. The list then started including other people (outside of Nottingham) also buying service off DCCL. Finally I added in addition companies and small ISPs using other Upstreams, or themselves being LIR's--such as Innotts.
Although I'm interested in additions to all the areas (I only live in Nottingham), I am particularly interested in corrections or updates related to the actual Nottingham ISPs. (eg. If anyone can tell me what ``Protocol Systems'' actually do!).
Disclaimer: I don't think the information here is based on ``inside-knowledge'' of any of the ISPs below that I may have worked for, or had contact with. If you believe differently, please contact me.
188.8.131.52/24 PA DCCL, NTL 128Kb
Beeston, Started in 1997 and run by Dave Foster (DF1227-RIPE). The shop, just opposite Webfusion/Hosteurope was closed in 2003Q3 and stuff moved to a Windows machine hosted at Webfusion.
184.108.40.206/24 Netkonect PA
220.127.116.11/24, 18.104.22.168/24 DCCL PA, 22.214.171.124/24 Netkonect PA, 126.96.36.199/24 Colt PA [all no-longer in use nor routed]
Andrew Bonar [Nottingham] (AB8005-RIPE) and Mick Vaites [London] (MV45-RIPE)
188.8.131.52/23 PA Pipex, AS15510; Pipex/UUNET
Better know as SupremeServers, (néé ComputerLand UK); Also to be found in Beeston; think they are single homed with Pipex now, although they used to take routes from DCCL too.
I've seen three different addresses for them, one in Peterborough, the `Data-centre' in Beeston and one off Lenton Boulevard. It's run by Karl Mendez (KM2537-RIPE).
184.108.40.206/24 PA Pipex; 2Mb Pipex
Same people as; and next to MD Components in Long Eaton. Kushal & Raj Joshi (RJ3601-RIPE). Far too much NT there.
220.127.116.11/19 LIR (Mistral), 18.104.22.168/24, 22.214.171.124/24 PA Mistral; (10Mb Mistral), 126.96.36.199/32 PA ADSL
188.8.131.52/24, 184.108.40.206/24 PA DCCL; 2Mb DCCL
220.127.116.11/24 PA Whisper
Average ISP with a 2Mb line and lots of consultancy. Or they were...
Updates: Sometime in 2003 they dropped the DCCL/NTL 2Mb and 0845 Dialup; moved their kit down to London (Global Switch), went LIR (routed by Mistral) and switched to a DSL line in the Nottingham Office.
In July 2004 they Emnet got a 10Mb circuit (also from Mistral) to the Nottingham office. They also have a 34Mb BT central-pipe in London for ADSL.
Retford: 18.104.22.168/25 C&W PA, Millbank colo 22.214.171.124/24 Band-X PA.
Retford; I think they shifted most of the stuff down to a rack in London. Update: they've now been taken over by Netscalibur/FDD.
126.96.36.199/19 LIR, AS12616;
34Mb MCI, 45Mb NTL, 45Mb COLT, (25Mb→AS20738)
Right in the middle of Beeston, and about as anonymous as you can get--they have a large building, blacked-out windows, and a simple 6"x4" plaque declaring their identity. Look around the back and you know you've got the right place as they have a very large Air-Con farm.
Notabley also, in that up until June 2002, they were
NTL Midlands' (DCCL's) only paying BGP customer. It was
setup by the brothers Jonathan and Tim Brealey and is one of
the more profitable Internet Companies to have
survived. Tim seems to have added Beresford to the
front of his surname so as to match his car reg plate:
T1M BB . ;-)
As of 2003-Oct-18 a little Bird whispered that the aggregate bandwidth is 124Mb into Beeston (shown above).
In May 2004 was bought by Pipex and the Hosteurope brand is going to be replaced with Pipex Communications Hosting. I think 123-reg, Dedicated Server, Magic Moments and the like are being kept.
188.8.131.52/19 LIR, 184.108.40.206/19 LIR, AS5412/AS-INTERALPHA
Cindy Copsey and Chris Cain; The contact addresses still lists their house just around the corner from Nick's house, so they may still be responsibly local. I first remember them running a Cyber-Café in the Lace Market for Charity (1995?), so I guess they're still good people.
Innotts (Nottingham) were brought by Interalpha (Southampton) which has now been brought by Mistral (Brighton).
220.127.116.11/24, 18.104.22.168/24, 22.214.171.124/24 PA DCCL; 2Mb DCCL
Chris Jukes' "Internet Advertising Company"; over the otherside of Nottingham from Beeston, they do groovy things for VISPs, and Resellers and [used to] stack bare motherboards on shelves covered with anti-static-form.
126.96.36.199/19 LIR, 188.8.131.52/19 LIR, [now] AS5089
AS12323 [unused since July 2002]
Deserving for a mention, if not only for providing almost everyone else's bandwidth; and provide everyone else's 0845 termination and if they don't do either of those--they probably provide the ISDN PRI or (in times past) modem lines!
It was setup with 8Mb? lines to London and Manchester with default routeing down to London and heavily-prefixed failover coming via Teleglobe from Manchester if the primary link went down. When it was upped to a 34Mb E3 Webfusion were using about half of it, solid, at peak times.
It's a pity that the range, breadth and quality of what they are now able to offer seems to have gone down since Mr NTL Group took things over and tried to centralize everything. Diamond Cable is dead. Long live Diamond Cable!
AS12323 finally demised around 2002-Jul-01, it's all in NTL's AS5089 now.
184.108.40.206/24, 220.127.116.11/24 DCCL PA
Rob & Rob, from Radford, beyond that I really don't know very much; to the best of my knowledge they're the same 2Mb and dial setup as everyone else.
Actually "Ferryastro Limited"?
18.104.22.168/24 UUNET PA, 22.214.171.124/22 DCCL PA, 126.96.36.199/24 NTL PA
Richard Darge (RD69-RIPE), although other people have told me there was a guy called `clive' involved at the start(?). Lots of dialups and a business flogging `valuable' domain names.
188.8.131.52/24, 184.108.40.206/23 DCCL PA (routed via the Polestar /30).
open.net.uk and aswell as having their
blocks routed to the same place as Polestar, I've also seen the
same people at that mysterious North Sherwood Street address (see next).
Matt Lodder ML5816-RIPE
220.127.116.11/23 Wisper/Insnet/C&W PA, 18.104.22.168/29 NTL PA, 22.214.171.124/19 LIR (DCCL)
Carl Shipley, Paul Maloney, Karl Gretton
At last count, 62 of their 8192 ip addresses were in use in the first three /24s. These people are invisible and really wish I knew what they were up to.
126.96.36.199/24 DCCL PA
Julian Smith (MH25314-RIPE).
188.8.131.52/23 GBLX PA, 184.108.40.206/20 LIR, (AS20500/AS-GRIFFIN)
Adrian Sunderland (AS1366) They figured out how to do ADSL and that's been the recent cash-cow since.
220.127.116.11/24 PA DCCL
18.104.22.168/24 PI, 22.214.171.124/24 ``Internet UK'' [neither are routed or in-use]
Phil Taylor gets everywhere and seems to have setup everyone else in the Leicester area at some point.
126.96.36.199/24, 188.8.131.52/22 DCCL PA; 2Mb DCCL
Just outside the railway station in Leicester, used to be a bit of a cybercafé and has provided band-rehearsal rooms for last ten years to local bands ``who are going to make it''.
184.108.40.206/19 LIR, AS12370 [unused]
Taken over by Jippii from Finland (``European Default-free carrier''). Now under AS8543/AS-JIPPIIUK.
220.127.116.11/19 LIR, AS8553/AS-AVENSYS
Mark Johnson (MJ443-RIPE).
18.104.22.168/19, 22.214.171.124/18, 126.96.36.199/17 LIR, AS6871/AS-PLUSNETUK
Big; loads of Dial and now ADSL.
188.8.131.52/23 GBLX PA
Paul Sweeny (PS1006-RIPE)
184.108.40.206/24 BT PA
220.127.116.11/24 DCCL PA
18.104.22.168/24 IANA Class C (JANET), 22.214.171.124/26 JANET PA
The BGS's main headquaters just outside Keyworth; the original Class C assignment is from 1992 is in NERC's name and they are now connected through EMMAN.
126.96.36.199/24, 188.8.131.52/24 TORCH PA; 622Mb Torch
(10.52.0.0/16, 172.16.0.0/16 RFC1918 are used internally).
The recent WAN/VPN interconnecting schools and colleges with the East Midlands Local Education Authorities, all links end up at the Sandfield Centre on Derby Road with a nice fat pipe and a GigE peer across to Janet at The University of Nottingham.
IIRC there are about 1500 schools linked up with the base of at-least an E1 2Mb line everywhere.
184.108.40.206/28, 220.127.116.11/24 JANET PA 155Mb/622Mb links, 2.4Gb JANET transit
``NOTNET''. The regional MAN connecting the East Midlands Universities and uplinking to JANET through the nottingham BAR at the University of Nottingham
18.104.22.168/16 IANA Class B (JANET)
The Polytechnic ``university''. Does one need to say anymore?
22.214.171.124/16 IANA Class B (JANET), 126.96.36.199/29 NTL PA
The Class B was registered on May 1987! Aswell as being the BAR location for the East Midlands MAN and having 2.4Gb down to JANET main ring, they have an 8Mb link to NTL for the Student Network Services (SNS) and host a Netsight node.
188.8.131.52/24 JANET PA
Yet another semi-FE college that has managed to get a sponsored connection.
184.108.40.206/22, 220.127.116.11/23, 18.104.22.168/23, 22.214.171.124/28 JANET PA
Ha! Alan Marshall went for a job here and got told to take the rest of his probationary-period as holiday after only 6-weeks; to never come back! People here are clearly more on the ball than at Bluecoat...
126.96.36.199/23 JANET PA
Q: What do New College specialise in?
188.8.131.52/23 JANET PA
184.108.40.206/24, 220.127.116.11/23, 18.104.22.168/24, 22.214.171.124/24, 126.96.36.199/23, 188.8.131.52/24, 184.108.40.206/24 NHS PA [non-routed Class B space]
They have tonnes of non-routed /24s out of the even-bigger-tonnes of huge [non-routed] classical NHS assignments.
Basically anyone with >=/24 in Nottingham
220.127.116.11/20 LIR, AS20695
This is their European head office taking transit off NTL (AS5089) and BT (AS2856) in Nottingham.
18.104.22.168/24 PI, AS29202
22.214.171.124/24 Innotts PA [not in use], 126.96.36.199/24 DCCL PA [not in use], AS15865 [not in use]
Photo agency, formerly multi-homed with Innotts and DCCL.
The ``heavy stuff'' in now on a colo machine in Interalpha's
rack in Telehouse-North TFM1 (
188.8.131.52/24 Demon PA
(They make Arcade Games)
184.108.40.206/24 PI (Easynet, NTL), AS31048, 220.127.116.11/28, 18.104.22.168/26 NTL PA, 22.214.171.124/29 Easynet PA
Flexeprint do interesting things involving browsers, PDF and the Print industry.
126.96.36.199/24 PI (Mailbox)
Tom Bird's (BIRD-RIPE) ``Hambule Net'' PI Block; currently routed down his ADSL line. (The ADSL line has now moved to Sheffield!)
188.8.131.52/24 DCCL PA
Large printing firm.
184.108.40.206/24 DCCL PA
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