About.com/NYTimes admins about?

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 21:13:46 CDT 2008


Is there perhaps an about.com/nytimes.com admin around? I was
wondering if they perhaps knew that their loadbalancer for
www.nytimes.com is fairly broken wrt answering AAAA queries:

(who's NS for nytimes.com)
dig  NS nytimes.com  +short
ns1t.nytimes.com.
nydns2.about.com.
nydns1.about.com.

(who do they think is the NS for www.nytimes.com)
dig   www.nytimes.com   @ns1t.nytimes.com. NS
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.nytimes.com.               IN      NS

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
www.nytimes.com.        60      IN      NS      nss1.sea1.nytimes.com.
www.nytimes.com.        60      IN      NS      nss1.lga2.nytimes.com.

(what is the AAAA for www.nytimes.com ?? )
dig   www.nytimes.com   @nss1.sea1.nytimes.com. AAAA
;www.nytimes.com.               IN      AAAA

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
.                       3600000 IN      NS      k.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      l.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      m.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      a.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      b.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      c.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      d.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      e.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      f.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      g.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      h.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      i.root-servers.net.
.                       3600000 IN      NS      j.root-servers.net.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
k.root-servers.net.     3600000 IN      A       193.0.14.129
l.root-servers.net.     3600000 IN      A       198.32.64.12
m.root-servers.net.     3600000 IN      A       202.12.27.33

;; Query time: 89 msec
;; SERVER: 170.149.172.35#53(170.149.172.35)


wha??? <ricky voice>Lucy, your loadbalancer is foobar'd</ricky voice>

In an effort to make v6 things work a tad better in this hostile
world, could the NYTimes folks let us know what sort of LB that is?
and why it wants to not be a good Intenet Citizen??

-Chris




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