[TAG] freeshell.org service outage
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Mon Jun 6 17:51:06 MSD 2005
On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 02:27:38PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jay R. Ashworth (jra at baylink.com):
> > Two nameservers is indeed a bit thin... but on the other point, unless
> > my understand of DNS is also thin, the parent nameserver is *always*
> > going to hand you the glue, is it not?
> It's going to hand you the glue records if it _has_ them. One of the
> reasons I like the "DNS Report" test at http://www.dnsreport.com/ is
> that it shows you, by implication, the immense variety of ways to screw
> up one's DNS -- and one of them is to have missing or incorrect glue
> records in the parent zone. Recommended facility, anyway.
And in return, nice tip. :-)
*Very* cool site. I wonder if he has a version that returns something
more easily parseable, by, say, Nagios. Or, alternatively, will make
his script available. Must look closer.
> > I was a touch surprised, though that you didn't demonstrate the
> > handy-dandy "+trace+ option to dig, which I fell in love with the
> > minute I found it:
> Neat. Here's the result for linuxgazette.net:
> [rick at linuxmafia]
> ~ $ dig -t mx linuxgazette.net +trace
> ; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> -t mx linuxgazette.net +trace
> ;; global options: printcmd
> . 169818 IN NS F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> . 169818 IN NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> ;; Received 436 bytes from 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) in 19 ms
> net. 172800 IN NS J.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS K.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS L.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS M.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS A.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS B.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS C.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS D.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS E.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS F.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS G.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS H.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> net. 172800 IN NS I.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
> ;; Received 503 bytes from 126.96.36.199#53(F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET) in 24 ms
> linuxgazette.net. 172800 IN NS ns1.genetikayos.com.
> linuxgazette.net. 172800 IN NS ns1.linuxmafia.com.
> ;; Received 128 bytes from 188.8.131.52#53(J.GTLD-SERVERS.net) in 131 ms
> linuxgazette.net. 86400 IN MX 10 genetikayos.com.
> linuxgazette.net. 86400 IN NS ns1.linuxmafia.com.
> linuxgazette.net. 86400 IN NS ns1.genetikayos.com.
> ;; Received 112 bytes from 184.108.40.206#53(ns1.genetikayos.com) in 66 ms
> [rick at linuxmafia]
> ~ $
> I haven't done nearly enough playing around with new DNS tools: I'm one
> of those codgers who've been hanging onto nslookup and sulking about its
> ongoing demise. Thank you for pointing out that trick!
I'm trying to figure out a reasonable way to automate running it and
looking for changes; it's not quite tuned for that. Perhaps the
dnsreport code would be easier to use that way.
> > But it appears still not to be running; perhaps the gent gave up?
> Looks like he had a one-day outage, and is back.
Well, good. We don't need that sort of service *much* anymore, but
those that need it... need it.
Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
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