There is no charge for this service.
|Authoritative Name Servers||ns1.oregonstate.edu, ns2.oregonstate.edu|
|Caching Name Servers for OSU||126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52|
|Policies||Domain Name Policy|
|DNS/DHCP Registration System||Cyder|
DNS stands for "Domain Name System". In essence, it is a directory of names that point to services on the local network or the Internet. Computers communicate with each other over the Internet via IP addresses (e.g. 184.108.40.206). DNS provides human-friendly names for these IP addresses. For example: the DNS name www.oregonstate.edu points to the IP address 220.127.116.11.
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers on a network. DHCP can be used to automatically assign IP addresses, to deliver TCP/IP stack configuration parameters such as the subnet mask and default router, and to provide other configuration information such as the addresses for DNS servers.
Most OSU network registration is done via Cyder, an open source application developed at OSU. For general help with Maintain, network registration, or activating your ONID account, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk.
As of August 3rd, 2013 Oregon State University's authoritative name servers ns1 and ns2 no longer answer recursive requests from outside of our network. This change was made to prevent our name servers from being used in DDoS attacks against other Internet hosts.
Internet2 is a consortium of universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. OSU has been an Internet2 partner since 1999.
Internet2 members enjoy high speed connections to each other, enabling improved performance for bandwidth-intensive applications such as digital video, distributed learning, remote instrumentation and tele-immersion (virtual reality).
When you communicate with another institution that is an Internet2 member, your network traffic will flow over the faster Internet2 connection. Much of OSU's commodity traffic (i.e. traffic to large commercial sites such as Google, Amazon, etc.) is now also over I2 through the Commercial Peering Service.
There are many higher education members of Internet2, as well as corporate, governmental and international members. See the following for more information about the I2 community:
Learn more at http://www.internet2.edu
Talk to your Department Computing Administrator (DCA), or contact Network Engineering for more information.
|18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124||/16||OSU public netblock|
|10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255||/8||OSU private netblock|
|126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52||/24||Oregon University System|
|184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11||/24||OSU|
|18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124||/23||OSL|
|126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52||/20||County Extension, Ag Experiment Stations|