[Gllug] DNS question

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Thu Jul 6 23:28:33 UTC 2006

On Tue, 04 Jul 2006, Ian Northeast wrote:
> But I dare say you've seen worse..

The conjunction of lame non-authoritative servers with CNAMEs and broken
glue and authoritative servers in RFC1918 space is the worst I've seen
so far.

But decrementing the serial number, *boggle* what were they *thinking*?

>> DNS is remarkably easy to get right --- and remarkably easy to get
>> *wrong*.
> Well I find it easy enough to get right (touches nearest piece of
> wood), I've never made a serious error in the public DNS (yet:). And
> you presumably do too. But a lot of people seem to have trouble with
> it. It is a bit picky I suppose.

I made serious errors, and then I grew a brain and read the ORA DNS and
BIND book.

`She *is*, however, one of the few sf authors with a last name ending in O,
 which adds some extra appeal to those of us who obsess about things like
 having a book review of an author for each letter in the alphabet.' -- rra
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