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www.etrade.com has no DNS A record !

  • From: Kai Schlichting
  • Date: Tue Jan 25 11:14:33 2000

Expect some major customer complaints about this one: www.etrade.com has
no A record, and all other addresses are redirected to that very name.

I just sent this to Etrade:

>Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 11:09:56 -0500
>To: mstallcop@ETRADE.COM, postmaster@etrade.com, sales@etrade.com, info@etrade.com, noc@etrade.com
>Subject: www.etrade.com has no DNS A record !
>
>I am seeing customer complaints this morning that they can't reach Etrade.
>Check: your ns1 and ns2 nameservers DO NOT have an address record (A) for
>www.etrade.com !!!!!!!!
>
>Given that www.e-trade.com redirects to www.etrade.com, everyone is caught
>in this trap !
>
>Your secondaries at barrnet.net and psi.net are still holding up:
>
>jupiter:~# dig @ns1.etrade.com www.etrade.com a
>
>; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @ns1.etrade.com www.etrade.com a
>; (1 server found)
>;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
>;; got answer:
>;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
>;; flags: qr rd; Ques: 1, Ans: 0, Auth: 2, Addit: 2
>;; QUESTIONS:
>;;      www.etrade.com, type = A, class = IN
>
>;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
>www.etrade.com. 14000   NS      gsched2.etrade.com.
>www.etrade.com. 14000   NS      gsched1.etrade.com.
>
>;; ADDITIONAL RECORDS:
>gsched2.etrade.com.     14000   A       198.93.32.18
>gsched1.etrade.com.     14000   A       198.93.33.18
>
>;; Total query time: 87 msec
>;; FROM: jupiter.speedus.net to SERVER: ns1.etrade.com  198.93.33.11
>;; WHEN: Tue Jan 25 11:03:26 2000
>;; MSG SIZE  sent: 32  rcvd: 118
>
>jupiter:~# dig @ns2.etrade.com www.etrade.com a
>
>; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @ns2.etrade.com www.etrade.com a
>; (1 server found)
>;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
>;; got answer:
>;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
>;; flags: qr rd; Ques: 1, Ans: 0, Auth: 2, Addit: 2
>;; QUESTIONS:
>;;      www.etrade.com, type = A, class = IN
>
>;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
>www.etrade.com. 14000   NS      gsched2.etrade.com.
>www.etrade.com. 14000   NS      gsched1.etrade.com.
>
>;; ADDITIONAL RECORDS:
>gsched2.etrade.com.     14000   A       198.93.32.18
>gsched1.etrade.com.     14000   A       198.93.33.18
>
>;; Total query time: 85 msec
>;; FROM: jupiter.speedus.net to SERVER: ns2.etrade.com  198.93.32.11
>;; WHEN: Tue Jan 25 11:03:30 2000
>;; MSG SIZE  sent: 32  rcvd: 118
>
>jupiter:~# dig @ns2.psi.net  www.etrade.com a
>
>; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @ns2.psi.net www.etrade.com a
>; (1 server found)
>;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
>;; got answer:
>;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
>;; flags: qr rd ra; Ques: 1, Ans: 1, Auth: 2, Addit: 2
>;; QUESTIONS:
>;;      www.etrade.com, type = A, class = IN
>
>;; ANSWERS:
>www.etrade.com. 3       A       167.216.172.33
>
>;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
>www.etrade.com. 14000   NS      gsched2.etrade.com.
>www.etrade.com. 14000   NS      gsched1.etrade.com.
>
>;; ADDITIONAL RECORDS:
>gsched2.etrade.com.     14000   A       198.93.32.18
>gsched1.etrade.com.     14000   A       198.93.33.18
>
>;; Total query time: 84 msec
>;; FROM: jupiter.speedus.net to SERVER: ns2.psi.net  38.8.50.2
>;; WHEN: Tue Jan 25 11:03:35 2000
>;; MSG SIZE  sent: 32  rcvd: 134
>
>jupiter:~# dig @ns1.barrnet.net  www.etrade.com a
>
>; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @ns1.barrnet.net www.etrade.com a
>; (1 server found)
>;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
>;; got answer:
>;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
>;; flags: qr aa rd ra; Ques: 1, Ans: 1, Auth: 0, Addit: 0
>;; QUESTIONS:
>;;      www.etrade.com, type = A, class = IN
>
>;; ANSWERS:
>www.etrade.com. 15      A       167.216.172.33
>
>;; Total query time: 3051 msec
>;; FROM: jupiter.speedus.net to SERVER: ns1.barrnet.net  131.119.245.5
>;; WHEN: Tue Jan 25 11:03:43 2000
>;; MSG SIZE  sent: 32  rcvd: 48






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