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Re: Internic does it again
From: Stephen Sprunk <sprunk () csi net>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 15:06:59 -0500

At 12:19 07-28-97 -0400, David Stoddard <dgs () us net> wrote:
         [Case in point -- before Dave Holtzman started posting on NANOG
         a few weeks ago, I can't remember anytime when an SVP at the
         InterNIC cared enough to post anything to the NANOG list.]

Well, it's nice that he posted something, but why did he have to wait until
16 hours after the problem occurred [1]?  Someone else noticed the problem
and sent a message to NANOG in UNDER 3 MINUTES [2].  Holtzman also made no
mention in this notice about how a sysadmin overrode the "quality
assurance" mechanisms or that they have made any effort to prevent future
occurances of the same problem(s).

Too little, too late.


"From: David Holtzman <dholtz () internic net>
"Subject: NSI bulletin 097-004 | Root Server Problems
"To: nanog () merit edu
"Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:52:18 +0500 (GMT)
"On Wednesday night, July 16, during the computer-generation of the
"Internet top-level domain zone files, an Ingres database failure resulted 
"in corrupt .COM and .NET zone files.  Despite alarms raised by Network 
"Solutions' quality assurance schemes, at approximately 2:30 a.m. (Eastern 
"Time), a system administrator released the zone file without regenerating the
"file and verifying its integrity.  Network Solutions corrected the
"problem and reissued the zone file by 6:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).  
"Thank you.
"David H. Holtzman
"Sr VP Engineering, Network Solutions
"dholtz () internic net

"Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 00:33:58 -0700 (PDT)
"From: Taner Halicioglu <taner () isi net>
"To: NANOG <nanog () merit edu>
"Subject: root nameservers broken again?
"bleh... is it me, or are the root nameservers hosed again?

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