Re: is down, why no backup?

From: George Greer (
Date: 01/04/01

On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Peter Ajamian wrote:

>> I _do_ get requests for
>> at
>The only way I could possibly explain that is that servers which have
>the ns entry cached from when it was prior working needed an A or CNAME
>query.  Getting the NS entry from thier cache they were able to find the
>secondary, not very reliable, though.

It's better than querying the root servers again.  They get the right
answer in this case.

I had set up BIND at one point to reject people not doing a query for or another domain I host and was perplexed when people were being
rejected.  It turned out that even though I wasn't listed on InterNIC as
hosting CircleMUD.Net, some people were still querying me.

>$dig ns
>; <<>> DiG 8.2 <<>> ns
>; Bad server: -- using default server and timer opts
>It comes up as bad server.  Sure you didn't get the same message and
>simply missed it (thereby getting the entry from localhost which was
>probably set as default)?

Yeah, I did A-M, assuming the range was filled.  What was really weird was
that the third-party host changed from just listing Cambot to listing both
Cambot and my machine after I toyed with a bunch of queries for a while.

>Have you been getting a lot of problems from Network Solutions?

In a few minutes I won't have any domains there. :)

(Domains come due in February so good time to move them to GANDI.)

We'll see if we can get the secondary or tertiary servers listed.

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