Re: Is there a way to know the ISP with the default installation of Stretch?
- Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:36:32 -0500
- From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Is there a way to know the ISP with the default installation of Stretch?
On Wednesday, January 03, 2018 07:54:06 AM Dan Purgert wrote:
> At the moment, he's already been told how to get "ip" to resolve
> hostnames (in his other thread -- "ip -r route"), seems he didn't like
> that answer; and made a new one.
I hope the OP is still "listening". (And I'm not the OP.)
(Extraneous Aside: I think it is strange that "we" talk about the OP instead
of talking to him.)
Anyway, to the OP (and all):
It seems to me (without knowing the OPs complete problem, and based on what
I've read in this thread) that traceroute may provide a way forward:
* Connect to (any of) your ISP(s).
* traceroute somewhere (I'm not sure where atm--maybe some neutral party
* Parse the results of the ping to get the numeric address of your ISP
* whois that numeric address
I think that would give you the ISP's name.
Presumably this could be scripted, though I'm not sure how easily--I'm not
* how to (consistently via script) determine which response to the
traceroute is from your ISP, although I would guess it is the first non-private
* how to (consistently via script) determine the ISP from the whois
This almost works for me--the problem for me is that my ISP is Earthlink which
uses / shares the Verizon network, so I find references to Verizon in the whois
results, but not Earthlink.
PS: I tried to also send this to the OP (Max Power) (because I don't know if
he is subscribed to the list) , but I'm not sure I have a valid email address.