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RE: genieweb.com answering for COM
From: "Wheeler, Jesse W" <jesse_wheeler () reyrey com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 10:51:44 -0700

Kinda makes you worried about the stability of the DNS system
if someone so small on the "food chain" can create such instablility.

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Jesse W. Wheeler
QA/Systems Analyst

Reynolds & Reynolds
Healthcare Systems Division
Email: Jesse_Wheeler () reyrey com 
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From:  Rodney Joffe[SMTP:rjoffe () genuity net]
Sent:  Thursday, July 03, 1997 10:46 AM
To:    'nanog () merit edu'
Subject:       FW: genieweb.com answering for COM

<<File: ATT16935.ATT>>
This has been corrected temporarily. With brute force ;-)

Genieweb is a downstream customer of Los Nettos, one of our customers.
No-one has been able to reach the company or the contact, so their T1
was just taken down. I expect a call rather soon, so we can get them to
fix their mistake.

But it does bring up an interesting point.... is it that easy to create
chaos? They are so far down the food chain, and yet....



Rodney Joffe
Chief Technology Officer
Genuity Inc., a Bechtel company
http://www.genuity.net



-----Original Message-----
From:        seanl () literati org [SMTP:seanl () literati org]
Sent:        Thursday, July 03, 1997 9:59 AM
To:  nanog () merit edu
Subject:     genieweb.com answering for COM

com.    304     SOA     genieweb.com. root.genieweb.com. (
                        11      ; serial
                        10800   ; refresh (3 hours)
                        3600    ; retry (1 hour)
                        604800  ; expire (7 days)

This was cached on one our name servers.  Sure enough, dig any com
@genieweb.com shows:

;; ANSWERS:
com.    86400   SOA     genieweb.com. root.genieweb.com. (
                        11      ; serial
                        10800   ; refresh (3 hours)
                        3600    ; retry (1 hour)
                        604800  ; expire (7 days)
                        86400 ) ; minimum (1 day)
com.    86400   NS      genieweb.com.
 
;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
com.    86400   NS      genieweb.com.
 
;; ADDITIONAL RECORDS:
genieweb.com.   86400   A       198.147.97.23

I wonder if this is what has been causing random COM domain lookups to
fail for random people at random places.

The time I can see this affecting a name server is if it does a lookup
for a domain that's lamely delegated to genieweb.com, and then caches
the 'com' reply.

I've already left voicemail for the genieweb people.


-- 
Sean R. Lynch <seanl () literati org> 




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