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Re: QWest is having some pretty nice DNS issues right now

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Mon Jan 09 12:41:45 2006

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 05:30:12PM +0000, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Simon Waters wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Saturday 07 Jan 2006 02:54, you wrote:
> > >
> > > While it's tempting to make fun of Qwest here, variations on this theme -
> >
> > I do agree the management issue with DNS are far harder, and here longer TTL
> > are a double edged sword. But it is hard to design a system where the
> > mistakes don't propagate to every DNS server, although some of the common
> > tools do make it easier to check things are okay before updates are unleased.
> 
> What's interesting to me, atleast, is that this is about the 5th time
> someone has said similar things in the last 6 months: "DNS is harder than
> I thought it was" (or something along that line...)
> 
> So, do most folks think:
> 1) get domain-name
> 2) get 2 machines for DNS servers
> 3) put ips in TLD system and roll!
> 
> It seems like maybe that is all too common. Are the 'best practices'
> documented for Authoritative DNS somewhere central? Are they just not well
> publicized? Do registrars offer this information for end-users/clients? Do
> they show how their hosted solutions are better/works/in-compliance-with
> these best practices? (worldnic comes to mind)
> 
> Should this perhaps be better documented and presented at a future NANOG
> meeting? (and thus placed online in presentation format)
> 
> -Chris

	IETF tech transfer failure...  see RFC 2870 (mislabled as 
	root-server) for TLD zone machine best practices from several
	years ago... for even older guidelines ... RFC 1219.

--bill




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