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Re: Hey, SiteFinder is back, again...

  • From: Jeff Kell
  • Date: Sun Nov 04 10:21:54 2007

Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
Verizon != VeriSign, despite what people think.

A single provider doing this is not equivalent to the root servers doing it. You can change providers, you can't change "." in DNS.

Charter has been doing this for quite some time. If you have security/network/diagnostic tools where you need a DNS failure to get a valid result, you're out of luck, they resolve everything, and you only know something happened if you were doing http to start with. Mistype a telnet, ssh, ftp, mail, etc hostname and you're in for some considerable confusion until you figure out what's going on...