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Re: has no DNS A record !

  • From: Christopher E. Brown
  • Date: Mon Jan 31 19:24:22 2000

On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, John Hawkinson wrote:

> Why is discussion of a single site's DNS configuration screwup
> appropriate for NANOG?
> Is your goal to get the word out to people who use E*TRADE?
> I don't think NANOG is right for that.
> Is your goal to get the word out to network providers of people
> who use E*TRADE? Do you really expect that many of them will
> forward this announcement or make good use of it? Should
> a message be sent to NANOG every time CNN, Netscape, or Yahoo
> go down?
> Am I missing something here? [Like a sense of humor?]

	Because etrade is a site (among many) that customers tend to
get very pissed if they cannot reach.  While a long drawn out argument
about it is silly, the initial announcement is useful.  It helped my
staff handle the multiple 'Your network is broken and you are losing
me $$$ you $%^^&^%&' calls.

	Very nice to be able to say 'No, we are fine, ETrade is
however suffering from a configuration failure with their DNS.  There
are currently Nationwide issues getting to them.'

As folks might have suspected, not much survives except roaches, 
and they don't carry large enough packets fast enough...
        --About the Internet and nuclear war.