What is the Back End Network? The “Back End Network” (BEN) is a secure, free network platform built around the non-routable IP space in RFC1918 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network). It will provide a private connection space between dedicated servers to communicate/share network traffic. Read on for a more detailed explanation of the features and benefits of this […]
The BEN DNS servers for SEA2 are 10.17.0.8 10.17.0.9
The DNS servers for the BEN at DCA3 are: 10.151.0.50 10.151.1.50
The BEN DNS servers for DCA2 are: ** DistH ** (servers in the G/H room) 10.49.0.4 10.49.0.5 ** DistC ** (servers in the C/D/E room) 10.33.0.5 10.33.0.4
The backend network (BEN) at each data center is separate from the other data centers. In other words, if you have a server at the DCA3 data center with a backend network connection, then you will be unable to communicate with a server at DCA2 or SEA2 through the backend network.
If not already added, you will need to add the following route statement in order to communicate with your other servers over the BEN connection, and to ensure that the same commands are run on your server automatically each time it is rebooted to retain connectivity: Linux: route add -net 10.0.0.0 netmask 255.0.0.0 gw Enter […]
You can have up to a total of up to 254 servers on this private Back End Network dedicated VLAN. If you grow past 254 servers in the current distribution area, just let us know and we can expand your BEN VLAN to a larger size.
* Unmetered 100Mbps bandwidth – any traffic exchanged over the BEN is completely free and does not count toward your monthly traffic quota — use as much as you need! * Security – with your own private VLAN no one will be able to intercept/sniff your private traffic. This can help e-commerce sites or entities […]
* DNS resolvers ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System ) * FTP / network backup * NTP service ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol ) Operating System Updates: * Yum repositories for Red Hat Linux based systems * Apt mirrors for Debian Linux based systems * Windows service packs/hotfixes * Critical security updates * Uptime & service monitoring
The “Back End Network” (BEN) is a secure, free network platform built around the non-routable IP space in RFC1918 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network). It provides a private connection space between dedicated servers to communicate/share network traffic. Please note that the BEN is not enabled automatically. If you would like to have the BEN service enabled, please submit a […]