[Gllug] DNS question

Adrian McMenamin adrian at newgolddream.dyndns.info
Sun Jul 2 21:38:01 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 22:35 +0100, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 09:54:26PM +0100, Adrian wrote:
> > 
> > well, more accurately it was the broadcast address ie .255 for the
> > subnet I had specified
> Doesn't matter.  DNS servers and resolvers don't care about those
> either.  DNS delegation is done using NS records.  At no point does a
> DNS client look at the ip address associated with a record, try and work
> out its purpose from the subnet mask and then make a new decision about
> who to query as a result.  If the records aren't pointing where you
> expect, somebody made a mess.

Yes, I am guessing the registrar's web form handler or something similar
is broken - hence the mangling of the IP to the .255 address

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