Keith Davidson wrote:
2-daaayyoh, 2-day-ay-ay-oh. Internet sucks and me
wanna go home.
Anyway, things seem to be working again.
So who's going to roast point the Giant Flamethrower at Marina Del
Rey? Perhaps this is a job for Captain InternetNZ?
I guess it could be a job for InternetNZ. But it occurs to me that
Veri$ign are doing nothing "wrong", it's just not within the spirit
of Internet practices?
Maybe not "wrong" exactly but...
RFC 1912 (Informational)
Wildcard As and CNAMEs are possible too, and are really confusing to
users, and a potential nightmare if used without thinking first. It
could result (due again to domain searching) in any telnet/ftp
attempts from within the domain to unknown hosts to be directed to
one address. One such wildcard CNAME (in *.edu.com) caused
Internet-wide loss of services and potential security nightmares due
to unexpected interactions with domain searching. It resulted in
swift fixes, and even an RFC ([RFC 1535]) documenting the problem.
RFC 1535 makes interesting reading.
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