Locations of Openserve edge service routers

cptpilot

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Hi guys

Does anyone have list of locations for Openserve's edge service routers?

For example, esdw-ip-esr-3 is in Port Elizabeth. I suspect wblv-ip-esr-3 is in Durbanville and tprn-ip-esr-2 is probably somewhere around Roodepoort.

I'm working on a location project for which this data would be very useful. The GeoIP data (for the few whose IPs I've been able to find) is mostly inaccurate.

What would be even more useful is knowing which areas these ESRs serve, or what Openserve means by South2, East1, etc.

Thanks!
 

ponder

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The esr routers are usually located at telkoms DPSU/DSSU sites. In ct that would be bellville (wblv) & barrack street (wbs) for example, I'm not sure if they have them at both sites. esdw would be Sidwell in PE, tprn pretoria, rbs rosebank,
 
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cptpilot

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Thank you. Any idea what the others mean? tntp, rrdg, rhwh, eltg, rnls, eel, rnls, ndnn, wwg, rkmp, tbnb, wfor, tpr, tkp, rrba, tcap, odpr, tkp, npmb, rndf, etc.
 

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I suspect the same, but it's part of my problem. I have the regions for each ESR in a sheet, but I don't know what they mean by South1, East1, etc.

I figured out that ellg is Linton Grange, Port Elizabeth. So e is likely Eastern Cape, w is around Cape Town, t probably stands for Transvaal as it appears to be around the former Transvaal area. I suspect n (Natal, maybe) is KZN. c appears to be somewhere in the area of Kimberley (central, I guess). o (Orange, maybe) seems to be Free State. r appears to be Mpumalanga (found a sample in Nelspruit). That leaves nothing. Problem there is then how is Limpopo and North West getting internet?
 

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Gauteng, NER, Western Region, Southern Region, Central is what I have but then not everything fits.
 

ponder

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Thank you. Any idea what the others mean? tntp, rrdg, rhwh, eltg, rnls, eel, rnls, ndnn, wwg, rkmp, tbnb, wfor, tpr, tkp, rrba, tcap, odpr, tkp, npmb, rndf, etc.
npmb - pietermaritzburg, 225 Jabu Ndlovu St
tpr - pretoria
rrba -rosebank
tbnb - pretoria

I recognise more but can't remember, others I dont know at all. As my memory thaws out I'll reply.

The first letter designates the region but does not follow the new sa provinces, they were probably closer to the old provinces. Those abbreviation are known as station codes (STAC) within telkom. Each building has a unique stac and you might even have more than one in a building.
 
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ponder

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rrdg randburg
rhwh halfway house midrand
eltg lintoN grange PE
rnls newlands JHB
eel east london
ndnn durban north
wwg wynberg CT
rkmp kempton my china
tbnb bronberg PTA
wfor foreshore CT
tpr pretoria
tkp klerksdorp
rrba rosebank
tcap constantia park PTA
odpr dan pienaar FS
npmb pietermaritzburg
rndf new doornfontein JHB
 
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