Re: DNS Errors

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 13:12:51 +0200


> Look at
This is a different thing - here is a message about the problems
with the .com and .org zones:


              Database problem at InterNIC
              By Janet Kornblum
              July 17, 1997, 11:30 a.m. PT

      update: Netizens have been having widespread
              difficulty all morning using the Net, such as
              reaching Web sites or sending email, due to a
              database failure at the InterNIC, according to an
              email from Network Solutions.

              Although InterNIC representatives refused to
              comment about the problem to the press, David
              H. Holtzman, senior president of engineering for
              Network Solutions, which runs the InterNIC, sent
              an email outlining the problem to the North
              American Network Operator's Group (NANOG).

              Last night, "an Ingres database failure resulted
              in corrupt '.com' and '.net' zone files," he wrote.

              "Despite alarms raised by Network Solutions'
              quality assurance schemes, at approximately
              2:30 a.m. ET a system administrator released
              the zone file without regenerating the file and
              verifying its integrity."

              The mistake meant that the root name servers
              for addresses ending in ".net" and ".com" were
              not working. As a result, information requests
              were not being routed to their destinations and
              people trying to get to many sites with those
              domain suffixes were having trouble.

              Holtzman said in his letter that the problem was
              resolved by 6:30 a.m., but Netizens were still
              reporting problems several hours later.
Received on Sun Jul 20 1997 - 04:16:23 MDT

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