From: Thomas Bridge (tbridge at domain vianetworks.ie)
Date: Thu 11 Apr 2002 - 20:36:44 IST
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At 19:05 11/04/2002 +0100, Nick Murtagh wrote:
>I was doing something odd, but I can't remember what it was. w2k dns server
>is dangerous though - there is a serious bug where it resets it's own
>hostname after a reboot. Since we were using NAT, www.server.com was reset to
>10.0.0.2 and once that propagated nobody could see our website... Site was
>invisible for a day because of TTLs. Reported the bug to MS twice, never got
>a reply. I cursed DNS that day...
Here's a friendly hint, since this the Irish Linux Users Group after all.
Don't use W2K DNS for mission critical applications. Apart from anything
else, it's really dumb and servers keep trying to push incremental updates
to other people's name servers. I can't be the only ISP DNS admin who is
getting a little fed up of all the messages in the logs from W2K dialup
servers who don't get this concept that I am not going to let them send DNS
updates to my name servers.
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