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Re: google.com outage?
On Monday 09 May 2005 6:46 am, Paul Vixie wrote: > > -- Chris Keladis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > Just a guess, but perhaps with www.google.com returning NXDOMAIN the > > gethostby* functions tried variations and ended up resolving sites like > > www.google.com.net which inadvertantly sent people to the spoof site. > > > > Seems plausible to me, anyway. > > not to me. RFC 1535 is VERY widely deployed, perhaps even universally so. I doubt it is universally so, as I think old versions of Windows did something similar in the 4.8.3 resolver, and they are still out there. Software takes a long time to die. However a lot of people saw the search engine "sogo" because their browser asked for www.google.com.net when it found www.Google.com didn't exist, and this is caught by a wildcard (allegedly). Although my quick inspection suggests that the DNS for these domains is very badly mangled, BIND 9 does somehow manage to get an IP address out of the mess it finds.