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Re: compaq.com no longer resolveable
From: Rodney Joffe <rjoffe () centergate com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 02:57:42 -0700

sthaug () nethelp no wrote:

For those of you who may have missed it, it appears that compaq.com has
disappeared from the .com root. Not only a.root, but f.gtld etc...

g.root-servers.net, with SOA serial 2000060501, still has it.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug () nethelp no

Sort of good news. The spoiled SOA serial was 2000060700. So 60501 means
that the last root update to g. was 0605, or June 5. This seems strange
in and of itself. 

However, since my note yesterday evening, the serial of
a.root-servers.net has increased by 1, to 2000060701, and compaq.com is
now back at a. It has not yet propogated to any of the other roots yet. 

flycast.com, however, is not there (in a.root). This may affect those
sites that rely on ads served by flycast.com. It was also missing in
2000060700. I wonder how long it takes for a new zone update and
transfer from the a.root?

I think the saving grace may be that the authoritive nameservers for
flycast.com, ns4.flycast.com and ns5.flycast.com, have 4 day ttls. Some
people will still be ablt to have web pages load successfuly for a

Goes to show how critical some bind parameters can be.

Apologies for straying... back to operational content....
Rodney Joffe
CenterGate Research Group, LLC.
"Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"(SM)

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