History of 4.2.2.2. What's the story?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Sun Feb 14 14:29:31 CST 2010


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:43:12PM -0600,
 John Palmer (NANOG Acct) <nanog2 at adns.net> wrote 
 a message of 42 lines which said:

> A more useful resolver is ASLAN [199.5.157.128] which is an
> inclusive namespace resolver which shows users a complete map of the
> internet,

There are many crooks which sell dummy TLDs. At least, they make an
effort to have more than two name servers for the root. But
199.5.157.128 is better, it does not just add dummy TLDs, it adds every
possible TLD:


% dig @199.5.157.128 A www.TJTYRMYYT67DFR453.FFDD5GCXXFFRA8O

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P3 <<>> @199.5.157.128 A www.TJTYRMYYT67DFR453.FFDD5GCXXFFRA8O
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 53344
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.TJTYRMYYT67DFR453.FFDD5GCXXFFRA8O. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.TJTYRMYYT67DFR453.FFDD5GCXXFFRA8O. 7195 IN A 199.5.157.33

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
.			87988	IN	NS	b.worldroot.net.
.			87988	IN	NS	a.worldroot.net.

;; Query time: 146 msec
;; SERVER: 199.5.157.128#53(199.5.157.128)
;; WHEN: Sun Feb 14 21:28:54 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 125





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