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                        THE HUNT FOR commodore.com
  Karl Jeacle                                             jk@broadcom.ie
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[commodore.com disappeared, not surprisingly, with the auction of the
company.  But it's back, and the net community has taken notice.  After
some initial stabs were taken, Karl Jeacle went in for a close
look...-Jason]

I decided to do a little more digging.  Log of what I found attached below.

In summary, there are a few machines running on a commodore.com LAN.  You
can't send mail to the commodore.com domain (no MX records), but there is
an SMTP daemon running on a mail machine.  Internet access is provided by
Net Access of Philadelphia (www.netaxs.com).

It's the same set of IP addresses register a few years ago, but
configuration has definately changed.  I remember doing this in 1993 and
getting long lists of engineering machines.

Karl

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alf 83 % nslookup
Default Server:  oscar.broadcom.ie
Address:  192.107.110.20
 
> set type=mx
> commodore.com.
Server:  oscar.broadcom.ie
Address:  192.107.110.20
 
*** No mail exchanger (MX) records available for commodore.com.
> set type=a
> cbmdns.commodore.com.
Server:  oscar.broadcom.ie
Address:  192.107.110.20
 
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    cbmdns.commodore.com
Address:  137.239.16.2
 
> server 137.239.16.2
Default Server:  arch.commodore.com
Address:  137.239.16.2
 
> ls commodore.com
[arch.commodore.com]
 commodore.com.                 server = dns.commodore.com             
 commodore.com.                 server = mail.commodore.com            
 goff.philly                    137.239.30.66
 shebat.philly                  137.239.30.65
 walnut.philly                  137.239.30.2
 cherry.philly                  137.239.30.1
 chestnut.philly                137.239.30.3
lj4mv.philly                   137.239.30.97
 spruce.philly                  137.239.30.34
 pine.philly                    137.239.30.35
 locust.philly                  137.239.30.33
 arch                           137.239.16.2
 arch-gw                        137.239.16.1
> ls -t hinfo commodore.com
[arch.commodore.com]
 goff.philly                    ?|PC486     DOS|ip|syseng|Ed_Goff|A
 shebat.philly                  ?|PC486     DOS|ip|syseng|George_Robbins|A
 walnut.philly                  08002011e737|SunSparc10 SunOS|ip|coldroom|
 cherry.philly                  08002000ab44|Sun4/280 SunOS|ip|coldroom|
 chestnut.philly                08002011e344|SunSparc10 SunOS|ip|coldroom|
 lj4mv.philly                   ?|HPLJ4MV   NONE|ip|coldroom|sysadmin|A
 spruce.philly                  ?|Apollo    DomainOS|ip|mentor|sysadmin|A
 pine.philly                    ?|Apollo    DomainOS|ip|coldroom|sysadmin|A
 locust.philly                  ?|Apollo    DomainOS|ip|mentor|sysadmin|A
 arch                           ?|SunSS1+   SunOS|ip|coldroom|sysadmin|A
 arch-gw                        ?|SunSS1+   SunOS|ip|coldroom|sysadmin|A
>

alf 250 % su
Password: 
# traceroute arch.commodore.com
traceroute to arch.commodore.com (137.239.16.2), 30 hops max, 40 byte
packets
 1  boing (192.107.110.250)  6 ms  2 ms  2 ms
 2  Dublin9.Ieunet.ie (193.120.8.17)  18 ms  17 ms  17 ms
 3  Dublin.IE.EU.net (192.111.39.2)  20 ms  17 ms  18 ms
 4  Amsterdam2.NL.EU.net (134.222.6.1)  68 ms  61 ms  109 ms
 5  Amsterdam6.NL.EU.net (134.222.85.6)  60 ms  87 ms  75 ms
 6  Vienna1.VA.US.EU.net (134.222.228.18)  186 ms  163 ms  207 ms
 7  192.41.177.170 (192.41.177.170)  379 ms  157 ms  251 ms
 8  204.157.0.134 (204.157.0.134)  263 ms  154 ms  263 ms
 9  205.164.158.1 (205.164.158.1)  157 ms  224 ms  186 ms
10  198.69.186.89 (198.69.186.89)  203 ms  256 ms  220 ms
11  router-chestnut.netaxs.com (198.69.190.1)  232 ms  437 ms  439 ms
12  annex-chestnut1.netaxs.com (198.69.190.2)  512 ms  435 ms  442 ms
13  arch.commodore.com (137.239.16.2)  626 ms  607 ms  660 ms
# 

alf 251 % whois 'net 137.239.0.0'
Commodore Business Machines (NET-COMMODORE)
   1200 Wilson Drive
   West Chester, PA 19380
 
   Netname: COMMODORE
   Netnumber: 137.239.0.0
 
   Coordinator:
      Robbins, George  (GR53)  grr@COMMODORE.COM
      (215) 431-9100
 
   Domain System inverse mapping provided by:
 
   CBMDNS.COMMODORE.COM         137.239.16.2
   CBMMAIL.COMMODORE.COM        137.239.16.3
 
   Record last updated on 24-Feb-93.
 
The InterNIC Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet Information
(Networks, ASN's, Domains, and POC's).
Please use the whois server at nic.ddn.mil for MILNET Information.

alf 252 % telnet mail.commodore.com 25
Trying 137.239.16.2 ...
Connected to arch.commodore.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 arch Sendmail 4.1/SMI-4.1 ready at Mon, 14 Aug 95 07:14:33 EDT
QUIT
 
Connection closed by foreign host.