Some of Shaw's Server's Addresses

British Columbia

              Vancouver Island Region

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Greater Victoria  shawmail.gv.shawcable.net   news.gv.shawcable.net

119

proxy.gv.shawcable.net   8080
Duncan shawmail.du.shawcable.net news.du.shawcable.net 119 proxy.du.shawcable.net    8080
Nanaimo shawmail.no.shawcable.net news.no.shawcable.net 119 proxy.no.shawcable.net   8080
Parksville shawmail.pk.shawcable.net news.pk.shawcable.net 119

proxy.pk.shawcable.net  

8080
Courtenay  shawmail.cc.shawcable.net news.cc.shawcable.net 119

proxy.cc.shawcable.net

8080
Comox shawmail.cc.shawcable.net news.cc.shawcable.net 119

proxy.cc.shawcable.net

8080
Port Alberni shawmail.pi.shawcable.net news.pi.shawcable.net 119

proxy.pi.shawcable.net

8080
 
British Columbia

              Mainland Region

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Greater Vancouver   shawmail.vc.shawcable.net   news.vc.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vc.shawcable.net   8080
North Vancouver shawmail.vn.shawcable.net news.vn.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vn.shawcable.net 8080
Squamish shawmail.vn.shawcable.net news.vn.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vn.shawcable.net 8080
Maple Ridge shawmail.vf.shawcable.net news.vf.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vf.shawcable.net 8080
Port Coquitlam shawmail.vf.shawcable.net news.vf.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vf.shawcable.net 8080
Walley shawmail.vs.shawcable.net news.vs.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vs.shawcable.net 8080
Langley shawmail.vs.shawcable.net news.vs.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vs.shawcable.net 8080
Chilliwack shawmail.vp.shawcable.net news.vp.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vp.shawcable.net 8080
 
British Columbia

              Otder

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

East Kooteneys shawmail.ek.shawcable.net   news.ek.shawcable.net 119 proxy.ek.shawcable.net 8080
West Kooteneys   shawmail.wk.shawcable.net news.wk.shawcable.net 119 proxy.wk.shawcable.net 8080
Okanagan shawmail.ok.shawcable.net news.ok.shawcable.net 119 proxy.ok.shawcable.net   8080
Sunnyside shawmail.vw.shawcable.net news.vw.shawcable.net 119 proxy.vw.shawcable.net 8080
Prince George   shawmail.ca.shawcable.net news.ca.shawcable.net 119 proxy.ca.shawcable.net 8080
 
Alberta

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Fort McMurray   shawmail.fm.shawcable.net   news.fm.shawcable.net 119 proxy.fm.shawcable.net   8080
Hinton shawmail.hn.shawcable.net news.hn.shawcable.net 119 proxy.hn.shawcable.net 8080
Lloydminister shawmail.lm.shawcable.net news.lm.shawcable.net 119 proxy.lm.shawcable.net 8080
Edmonton shawmail.ed.shawcable.net news.ed.shawcable.net 119 proxy.ed.shawcable.net 8080
Red Deer shawmail.rd.shawcable.net news.rd.shawcable.net 119 proxy.rd.shawcable.net 8080
Calgary shawmail.cg.shawcable.net news.cg.shawcable.net 119 proxy.cg.shawcable.net 8080
Letdbridge shawmail.lb.shawcable.net news.lb.shawcable.net 119 proxy.lb.shawcable.net 8080
 
Saskatchewan             

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Saskatoon shawmail.ss.shawcable.net   news.ss.shawcable.net   119 proxy.ss.shawcable.net   8080
Prince Albert shawmail.pa.shawcable.net news.pa.shawcable.net 119 proxy.pr.shawcable.net 8080
Moose Jaw shawmail.mj.shawcable.net news.mj.shawcable.net 119 proxy.mj.shawcable.net 8080
Swift Current  shawmail.sc.shawcable.net news.sc.shawcable.net 119 proxy.sc.shawcable.net 8080
 
Manitoba             

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Winnipeg shawmail.wp.shawcable.net   news.wp.shawcable.net 119 proxy.wp.shawcable.net   8080
Portage La Prairie   shawmail.pp.shawcable.net news.pp.shawcable.net 119 proxy.pp.shawcable.net 8080
 
Ontario              

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Sudbury shawmail.su.shawcable.net   news.su.shawcable.net 119 proxy.su.shawcable.net   8080
Pickering shawmail.pr.shawcable.net news.pr.shawcable.net 119 proxy.pr.shawcable.net 8080
tdunder Bay shawmail.tb.shawcable.net news.tb.shawcable.net 119 proxy.tb.shawcable.net 8080
Sault St. Marie shawmail.su.shawcable.net news.su.shawcable.net 119 proxy.su.shawcable.net 8080
 
United States

              Florida

 

Mail Server FQDN

News Server FQDN

Port #

Proxy Server FQDN

Port #

Florida   mail.fl.shawcable.net news.fl.shawcable.net

119

proxy.fl.shawcable.net 8080
Texas     mail.tx.shawcable.net news.tx.shawcable.net 119 proxy.tx.shawcable.net 8080
 

Important Optional Info!

  Shaw does not have Proxy, Mail & News Servers for each town that they service. The main reason for this is cost. It's not cost effective, nor required, to have individual servers for each town - especially when they are small towns. So, Shaw tends to group servers in a more major metropolitan area and use those servers to servicef all the towns in that geographic area. 

  Take for example - Vancouver Island. Composed of many smaller cities, typically around 20 - 50 thousand people. Not enough people are located in each city to warrant installing expensive servers and the manpower to run them. While each city does have their own server addresses they actually resolve to the Victoria server farm - the nearest major metropolitan area. As such these Proxy, Mail & News addresses actually go to Victoria. 

  For example; proxy.DU.shawcable.net (Duncan) resolves to proxy.GV.shawcable.net (Greater Victoria) proxy.NO.shawcable.net (Nanaimo) resolves to proxy.GV.shawcable.net (Greater Victoria) proxy.PK.shawcable.net (Parksville) resolves to proxy.GV.shawcable.net (Greater Victoria) 

  This is good network engineering & design. There is no reason to not use the Victoria Server farm unless it's being overloaded. Notice though that Shaw did create prefixes for each city. In that way if the future load increases greatly they can always install server farms in each city at a later date. This is TCP/IP network engineering with an eye on scalability - something I admire in Shaw' decision making processes :-) There are some exceptions to this trend - like mail servers. From the tracing I've done Shaw's mail servers are only located at the Calgary head office.