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Re: enom/name-services.com nameservers are severe broken

  • From: Matthew Sullivan
  • Date: Wed Mar 09 06:50:16 2005

Michael Tokarev wrote:

And this is Very Wrong (tm):

$ host -t cname -v name-services.com. dns1.name-services.com.
Host name-services.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

In short: for *some* types of records for a valid name, the server
returns NXDOMAIN, which it should not be.

Obviously, when doing this query using a caching nameserver, the
cache gets poisoned (remembering that the domain in question
does not exists, as opposed to "No data of requested type"
response).

Another example for a domain hosted by them:

And as an example of the issue:

$ host -t ns name-services.com.
name-services.com name server dns4.name-services.com.
name-services.com name server dns5.name-services.com.
name-services.com name server dns1.name-services.com.
name-services.com name server dns2.name-services.com.
name-services.com name server dns3.name-services.com.
$ host -t cname name-services.com.
Host name-services.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
$ host -t ns name-services.com.
Host name-services.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)


Regards,

Mat




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