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Re: Domain Name NASA.COM
From: Jon Lewis <jlewis () inorganic5 fdt net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 19:04:40 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 12 Jul 1997, Brian Behlendorf wrote:


I think there's one very clear fact which shows that "nasa.com" was
intended to be used for those mistyping the URL.  Remember that
"www.jpl.nasa.gov" was the URL given out everywhere for the Mars missions.

taz [1] nslookup
Default Server:  localhost.hyperreal.com
Address:  127.0.0.1

server 209.4.122.20                                           
Default Server:  ns1.host.net
Address:  209.4.122.20

www.jpl.nasa.com
Server:  ns1.host.net
Address:  209.4.122.20

Name:    www.jpl.nasa.com
Address:  209.4.122.102

It's a wildcard A record.

ls -d nasa.com
[ns1.host.net]
 nasa.com.                      SOA   ns1.host.net root.host.net.
(1116285411 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647)
 nasa.com.                      NS    ns1.host.net                  
 nasa.com.                      NS    ns2.host.net                  
 nasa.com.                      MX    5    user.host.net
 nasa.com..                      A     209.4.122.102
 www                            A     209.4.122.102
 irc                            CNAME irc.dal.net
 ns1                            A     209.4.122.20
 ns                             A     209.4.122.20
 *                              MX    5    user.host.net
 *                              A     209.4.122.102
 ns2                            A     209.4.122.30
 nasa.com.                      SOA   ns1.host.net root.host.net.
(1116285411 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647)

this.is.really.dumb.nasa.com
Server:  ns1.host.net
Address:  209.4.122.20

this.is.really.dumb.nasa.com    preference = 5, mail exchanger =
user.host.net
this.is.really.dumb.nasa.com    internet address = 209.4.122.102
nasa.com        nameserver = ns1.host.net
nasa.com        nameserver = ns2.host.net
user.host.net   internet address = 209.4.122.10
ns1.host.net    internet address = 209.4.122.20
ns2.host.net    internet address = 209.4.122.30


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