On the control of the Internet.
LarrySheldon at cox.net
Sun Jun 13 15:22:12 CDT 2010
On 6/13/2010 14:59, Joe Greco wrote:
> What happens? The master zone simply doesn't get updated until someone
> FedEx's a floppy. You know, some of us made these sorts of contingency
> plans long ago, back in days when the Internet actually wasn't all that
> reliable, and it wasn't completely unthinkable to be off the air for at
> least 24 hours.
I've got a Gateway computer down stairs that can write a 3.5 inch floppy
and a Micron tower (running Windows 2000 the last time it was powered
up) that can write 5 inch floppies.
When I left active administration in 2003, out of 30 or so machines
running BIND I can't recall one that has a floppy drive of any sort.
> It's not that rough, these days, to install some monitoring to make sure
> that your zones are up to date on the secondaries and that they resolve
> names correctly; some operators used to even get really super-freakazoid
> and do zone transfers back to allow verification. Here, we draw the line
> at checking the SOA's for consistency and checking one other beacon record
> for resolvability. That's clearly not a solution aimed at warning about
> non-transferable zones; it raises some interesting questions. Think maybe
> I'll go asking on dnsops what, if anything, people do to monitor.
"monitor" implies connectivity. The OP was about the possibility that
the government would deny you connectivity. Please try to stay n topic.
Somebody should have said:
A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting
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