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Re: Exodus Down
- From: Brett Frankenberger
- Date: Sat Jun 23 21:27:48 2001
> Forwarded message from "Lewis E. Wolfgang" <email@example.com>
> Something is definitely rotten here.
> Whois reports:
> Server Name: SLASHDOT.ORG.SUCKS.COMPARED.TO.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG
> IP Address: 220.127.116.11
> Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
> Whois Server: whois.opensrs.net
> Referral URL: http://www.opensrs.org
> Domain Name: SLASHDOT.ORG
> Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
> Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
> Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
> Name Server: NS1.ANDOVER.NET
> Name Server: NS2.ANDOVER.NET
> Updated Date: 13-jun-2001
> I've never seen whois report two registrars, especially one that says
Then you haven't been reading here for very long. Every couple of
months, someone does a query like this and posts the results thinking
they've found something signifigant. They haven't. What they have
found is that someone:
(1) Registered JIMPHILLIPS.ORG,
(2) Created a Name Server in the JIMPHILLIPS.ORG domain,
(3) Decided to name that server:
For more fun, try "whois -h whois.internic.net microsoft.com".
> I'd guess that some cracker broke something somewhere? Maybe a
> DNS crack? Maybe Andover went bankrupt and pulled the plug
> on us? Maybe Micro$oft is behind this?
Well, somthign might well be going on. But it has absolutely nothing
to do with the fact that someone registered a name server whose name
comtains the string "SLASHDOT.ORG".
Merit, for example, could create a new nameserver and call it:
and then three things would show up with you did a whois on