another brick in the wall[ed garden]

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 14 14:30:51 CDT 2009


While you're at it, it would be nice if SPRINT also fixed the problems
with ports TCP/25 and TCP/587.

Another disgruntled SPRINT customer,

Owen

On May 14, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

>
> Dear Sprint EVDO people,
>
> Your man-in-the-middle hijacking of UDP/53 DNS queries against
> nameservers that I choose to query from my laptop on Sprint EVDO is
> not appreciated.  Even less appreciated is your complete blocking of
> TCP/53 DNS queries.
>
> Queries from my lab:
>
>   rs at click [14] %	dig +short @192.148.252.10 version.bind. chaos txt
>   "Just send your damn query already..."
>   rs at click [15] %	dig +tcp +short @192.148.252.10 version.bind.  
> chaos txt
>   "Just send your damn query already..."
>   rs at click [16] %	dig +tcp +short @192.148.252.10 hostname.bind.  
> chaos txt
>   "bifrost"
>   rs at click [17] %	
>
> Queries from my laptop:
>
>   Superfly:~ rs$ dig +short @192.148.252.10 version.bind. chaos txt
>   "9.6.0-P1"
>   Superfly:~ rs$ dig +tcp +short @192.148.252.10 version.bind. chaos  
> txt
>   ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
>   Superfly:~ rs$ dig +tcp +short @192.148.252.10 hostname.bind.  
> chaos txt
>   "ns1-kscymar06.spcsdns.net"
>   Superfly:~ rs$
>
> Guys, I send you money each month to deliver packets for me, not to
> invent new ways of being annoying (and breaking TSIG signed updates to
> dynamic DNS).  Less is more.  Please stop dinking with 10-minute-idle
> TCP sessions (which I complained about a year and a half ago) and
> knock it off with offering DNS service that I did not ask for.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Your Disgruntled Customer, RS
>
> PS:  No, I don't expect that this open letter will get you to fix the
> misbehavior, but if some Swedish guy comes along swinging a clue-bat
> at you guys I hope he whacks you a couple of times for me.
>





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