How not to set up your DNS (part 3)

November 28, 2005

Presented once again in illustration:

; sdig ns
; sdig ns
; sdig ns

At the moment:

  • is not responding,
  • doesn't exist according to,
  • is a CNAME to,
  • and is a CNAME to itself (that's good for bonus points).

In the face of all of this, our DNS server is currently laughing hysterically at the very idea of looking up A and MX records for (In fact it bitches about 'protocol error', possibly due to the nice CNAME loop.)

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By psmears at 2014-11-19 06:49:29:

I guess it's apt that "outopos" is roughly "no place" (ou + topos) in Greek...

Written on 28 November 2005.
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