[TriLUG] Time warner wierdness
dave at logicalgeek.com
Wed Nov 1 10:21:34 EST 2006
I didn't dig it last night when it happened, it was bed time anyway,
and I'm at work today. $wife said it was still happening this morning
and if it is still happening tonight I plan to investigate further (if
my 7 month old will give ole dad a break and go to sleep early).
I do use DHCP to get DNS info from TW as that is what I pay them to
provide me. I could set up a caching name server, but as that is what I
do all day @work, I'm a bit lazy @ home and willing to tolerate some
stumbles in service. The situation last night was shutting down all web
access for me and my wife (and when the momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY
happy) ;-) So I thought I'd ask.
Like I said I'm going to take a closer look tonight.
Ben Pitzer wrote:
> Now, as to the original question, I cannot imagine that TWC is using Bell
> South DNS servers. If you dig a domain name, what server returns the
> request? Can you duplicate that error via dig and show us the output?
> On 11/1/06, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
>> Not that I have an answer (I don't) (maybe uncle_ben does?) but in my
>> experience with TWC, they'd do stuff like suddenly change the ip
>> of the DNS servers without mentioning it to anyone. I eneded up running
>> caching-nameserver to avoid their funkiness.
>> As an aside, TWC still ranks (IMVHO) well ahead of Comcast. My
>> with Comcast is that they redirect all queries for their DNS servers
>> (from their clients, at least) to port 80 on the DNS server. Then the
>> server does a browser check. As you may guess, it doesn't like
>> Linux, so
>> refuses to serve up the appropriate page. Weird. Again,
>> caching-nameserver is a usable workaround.
>> Just for what it is worth....
>> William Sutton
>> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Dave Sorenson wrote:
>> > Why am I getting a Bellsouth DNS error from the DNS entries that Time
>> > Warner has given me via DHCP? Are they really glomming BS's DNS or is
>> > something else going on??
>> > Dave
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