ATTN GARY KLINE
kline at thought.org
Fri Nov 5 20:15:37 UTC 2010
On Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 01:32:11AM -0400, Jon Radel wrote:
> On 11/5/10 12:22 AM, kline wrote:
> >i''m using evo to be able to click on. i have fewer ``Fail'' type
> >responses, but do not understand the failure messages. Also, since it
> >has been 9.5 years since I read DNS AND BIND, the jargon is lost. What
> >does "glue" means? and how should I resolve?
> >It is time to get this stuff arrow-straight, so hoping that someone
> >on-list can clue me in.
> If your parents, the nameservers authoritative for .org, tell the
> world that one of the nameservers for thought.org is
> ns1.thought.org, they also have to tell the world what the IP
> address for ns1.thought.org is using an A record. That A record is
> glue. Otherwise you get a machine conversation something like:
> Resolving nameserver trying to find a record in the thought.org zone
> (RN): Please Mr. root server, I'd like to know about
> Root: See the .org folks over there....
> RN: Please Mr. top-level dude, about that www.thought.org....
> Org: Well, see ns1.thought.org....
> RN: Ahem, I'm trying to find out basic stuff about thought.org and
> I don't know the address for ns1.thought.org in order to ask it
> Org: Well, ask ns1.thought.org what the address for ns1.thought.org is...
> RN: But, but, but....followed by petulant stomping off
> Glue A records fix that problem.
> BTW, the fact that a glue record isn't returned for ns2.everydns.net
> in response to a query about NS records for thought.org really isn't
> a problem; note the "info" rather than "fail" from DNSCog.
I did not see the "info" tag, thanks. Here is what I have for
my "A" recordes in thought.org's external [and internal] filees.
Note that plsto and ns1 are different computers. plato is my
thought.org.e.hosts:19:ethic A 22.214.171.124
thought.org.e.hosts:20:plato A 126.96.36.199
thought.org.e.hosts:21:ns1 A 188.8.131.52
thought.org.i.hosts:14:ethic A 10.47.0.230
thought.org.i.hosts:15:plato A 10.47.0.1
thought.org.i.hosts:16:tao A 10.47.0.250
thought.org.i.hosts:18:zen A 10.47.0.190
FWIW, ethic *is* ns1. LAst time someone criticized having
three IP's with the same quad decimal.
(A couple years ago I was sown for several days and my wife had
to talk with some tech [from Qwest]. He was either in Mumbai or
Manilla and had her erase a bunch of lines from my
"modem"/router. I don't think that has any effect here, tho I
may be wrong.)
> Biggest problem I still see is that ns2.everydns.net refuses to
> respond to queries about thought.org. You sure your account there
> is still active and functional and that you're allowing zone
> transfers to them? I note that you don't allow transfers from
> arbitrary addresses, and
> http://www.everydns.com/faq/secondary-domain/example-setup does warn
> that the source address for transfer requests was/will/did change.
I saw that and chaanged it, allowing transfers a day or two ago.
Where do I look in /var/log/ to see if these actually happened?
It may be that everydns.net got tired of requests and I need to
> Some of the problems reported by DNSCog appear to be bogus. They've
> got some bugs related to cases where a nameserver has a name in the
> domain in question. (And also some bugs related to nameservers
> which are reachable by both ipv4 and ipv6, but that doesn't apply to
Thankee much. I'll grep around for xfer in /var/log/* and
hopefully see something from I recognize.)
> --Jon Radel
> jon at radel.com
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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