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Microsoft's DNS woes

2001-01-25 17:06:22+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Backpedalling on the earlier "It's Network Solutions fault!" accusations, Microsoft admits router configuration errors caused DNS outage. Apparently they had all 4 name servers off the same router. D'oh! Speaking of which, it'd probably be a smart thing for me to move the Flutterby.com DNS to the same geographically disparate servers that handle the rest of my domains.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:00+00 by: ebradway

Speaking of which, once I get established in Boston I'll have to try making friends with some local ISPs. It would be good for all of us (COL/HTS, Coyote Grits, etc.) if we could get a box on a disparate network in Boston - no earthquakes or rolling blackouts...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:00+00 by: Dan Lyke

As soon as I go back to having a full-time server at the house all my secondary systems will have a third separate network name server, and I should probably set up Todd's house to do the same. I haven't found the mom and pop ISPs out here who might be interested in sharing some distributed load, which I think I'd need for anything with more traffic than Flutterby and Coyote Grits and my few piddling other domains.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:00+00 by: TheSHAD0W

FYI, http://www.ip-plus.ch/ will act as a secondary DNS server for you, for free.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:01+00 by: ebradway

A once-removed friend, Johannes, has a server at COL as well as the ISP in Boston where he works. He runs HomePC.org and distributes DNS between the two servers. Maybe we can piggy-back off him.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:01+00 by: Dan Lyke

> $ whois coyotegrits.net > ... > Domain servers in listed order: > SERVER1.GAMAHUCHE.COM > ASHITAKA.COYOTEGRITS.NET server1.gamahuche.com is the www.flutterby.com machine hosted in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ashitaka is in the Coyote Grits offices in El Cerrito, California. But I've never mucked with the DNS for Flutterby.com after Mike set it up three years ago, given that the DNS IPs for that differ by 1 I'm thinkin' Flutterby.com doesn't have topologically distributed DNS. And given the quality of the feed to Ashitaka, or even if I add danhome.gamahuche.com as a tertiary, I'm not sure that those are actually an improvement over the dual OC-whatevers that tax my poor little P133 in 'nooga. Of course what this all leads to is that I need to get an ultra-low power pizza box for the meager needs of my home Linux server and send my dual 525 box off to 'nooga to be my new Flutterby server.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:01+00 by: TheSHAD0W

If you colo, you should really consider buying one of the rackmount boxen the provider has available. It's expensive, but if it breaks, they'll fix it for you quick. If your own box busts, they won't repair it; you'd have to either get someone local to do the job, or have it shipped to you, then ship it back.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:01+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yabbut... It's nice to have a physical box for the configuration and tuning, it's awful hard to swap out CDs at a distance, I feel guilty every time I have to use the Debian servers even though I do arrange to send them some money occasionally, and when tuning ya need to do burn in and tweaking of hdparms and other stuff that can be hard to recover from long distance. And enough of the good folks at Highertech.net are Flutterby readers (or contributors or I've offered) or subscribed to a mailing list hosted on the Flutterby server that when I do something stupid (like type "poweroff" in the wrong xterm... d'oh!) often I'll get a call from them first.