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Re: www.etrade.com has no DNS A record !
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, John Hawkinson wrote: > > Why is discussion of a single site's DNS configuration screwup > appropriate for NANOG? > > Is your goal to get the word out to people who use E*TRADE? > I don't think NANOG is right for that. > > Is your goal to get the word out to network providers of people > who use E*TRADE? Do you really expect that many of them will > forward this announcement or make good use of it? Should > a message be sent to NANOG every time CNN, Netscape, or Yahoo > go down? > > Am I missing something here? [Like a sense of humor?] Because etrade is a site (among many) that customers tend to get very pissed if they cannot reach. While a long drawn out argument about it is silly, the initial announcement is useful. It helped my staff handle the multiple 'Your network is broken and you are losing me $$$ you $%^^&^%&' calls. Very nice to be able to say 'No, we are fine, ETrade is however suffering from a configuration failure with their DNS. There are currently Nationwide issues getting to them.' --- As folks might have suspected, not much survives except roaches, and they don't carry large enough packets fast enough... --About the Internet and nuclear war.