Interesting new dns failures

Paul Vixie vixie at
Tue May 22 20:19:15 UTC 2007

apropos of this...

> >>As to NS fastflux, I think you are right. But it may also be an issue of
> >>policy. Is there a reason today to allow any domain to change NSs
> >>constantly?

...i just now saw the following on comp.protocols.dns.bind ("[email protected]"):

| From: "Wiley Sanders" <bind at>
| Newsgroups: comp.protocols.dns.bind
| Subject: Hooray, glue updates are instantaneous!
| Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 12:08:13 -0700
| X-Original-Message-ID: <e0e823c0705221208p68d5984crfc1fbe02f0c86f00 at>
| X-Google-Sender-Auth: fbac9c128e6c36c7
| Well, maybe I've been out of the loop for a while but I just changed the IP
| address of one of our authoritative name servers on Network Solutions' web
| site and it propagated to all the gtld servers within 5 minutes.
| I don't know how this got "fixed" but for all readers out there who may
| contributed to making this magic happen, my hat is off to you, and I will
| quaff a brew (or more) in your honor as I consider this a significant
| contribution to the march of civilization.
| -W Sanders

in general, we ought to be willing to implement almost anything if free beer
is going to be offered by non-criminal beneficiaries.
Paul Vixie

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