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Re: 184.108.40.206/16 and house.gov
Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:17 PM, chris neill <chris@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Chris:Give me a break. You're telling me the White House's mail servers are even on the same network as their web servers? What, is this 1997?
The "House" is the House of Representatives; see also the "Senate", the other branch of Congress.
The "White House" is the place the President of the Executive branch lives. One of its wings has executive offices in it....
As it is obvious, the various servers are not on the same network, as they are controlled by different branches (that don't trust each other).
AFAICT, the www.house.gov stuff is Akamaized.
At least in the days I was hanging around there, all the email was sent via a centralized system for the House. Even the web forms were actually sent via that system.
Some years ago, I caused considerable consternation bypassing that system with a VPN for my Member, as the system was controlled by Republicans, and it was apparent that they were snooping on the Democrats.
I don't know how it's setup these days. Democrats have only been in control since early 2007, and it has changed considerably. I'll note that the house.gov SOA still lists mail.house.gov, but there's no A record.
The clerk and primary DNS systems seem to be 143.231.x.x/16, with diverse paths. The secondary NS is on 143.228.x.x/16, so it seems to be reasonably well done.