Re: DNS Errors (explaination)

From: Dave Zarzycki <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 97 13:17:45 -0700

>Apparently, it wasn't accidental. I got these from usenet:

>>(In case you don't have a web browser handy, loading
>> with this setup brings up the AlterNIC's home

That was a protest staged a few days ago by AlterNIC. It only effected
people going to InterNIC's web site.

The problem seen this morning (US wise), was different:

(cut and paste from http://www.netstat/net/news.html)

Subject: NSI bulletin 097-004 | Root Server Problems

On Wednesday night, July 16, during the computer-generation of the
Internet top-level domain zone files, an Ingres database failure resulted
in corrupt .COM and .NET zone files. Despite alarms raised by Network
Solutions' quality assurance schemes, at approximately 2:30 a.m. (Eastern
Time), a system administrator released the zone file without regenerating
the file and verifying its integrity. Network Solutions corrected the
problem and reissued the zone file by 6:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Thank you.
David H. Holtzman
Sr VP Engineering, Network Solutions

Dave Zarzycki Student
Workgroup Server QA Tester San Jose State University
Apple Computer, Inc.

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Received on Thu Jul 17 1997 - 13:24:08 MDT

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