Hey, SiteFinder is back, again...

Jeff Kell jeff-kell at utc.edu
Sun Nov 4 15:14:40 UTC 2007

Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> Verizon != VeriSign, despite what people think.
> A single provider doing this is not equivalent to the root servers 
> doing it.  You can change providers, you can't change "." in DNS. 

Charter has been doing this for quite some time.  If you have 
security/network/diagnostic tools where you need a DNS failure to get a 
valid result, you're out of luck, they resolve everything, and you only 
know something happened if you were doing http to start with.  Mistype a 
telnet, ssh, ftp, mail, etc hostname and you're in for some considerable 
confusion until you figure out what's going on...


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