24 Sep 2002 todd   » (Master)

Ugh. How broken can dns be?

root servers say:

66.in-addr.arpa. NS *.arin.net.

Arin says:

210.66.in-addr.arpa. NS *.cox.net.

Cox says:

106.210.66.in-addr.arpa. NS *.coxinet.net.

CoxInet says:

106.210.66.in-addr.arpa. NS ns.theshop.net.

TheShop says (per my request):

26.106.210.66.in-addr.arpa. CNAME 66.210.106.26.pt.fries.net.

I say:

66.210.106.26.pt.fries.net. PTR ns0.fries.net.

Everybody sees:

todd:$ host 66.210.106.26

Host 66.106.210.66.in-addr.arpa not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

todd:$

So I have to do this as a workaround:

todd:$ cat bin/seed_dns.sh

for i in 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

do

for h in dns{1,2}.coxinet.net ns.{,east.,west.}cox.net

do

host 66.210.106.$i $h

done

done

todd:$

UUUUUUGH!

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