[Techtalk] dns issue

RobertWichert robert at wichert.org
Thu Jan 12 16:17:33 UTC 2012

All I can say is "Wow!"

That is fantastic:  

Who is corpocrat, anyway?

I know, I'll do a whois!   :  )

Robert Wichert P.Eng. LEED AP
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On 1/12/2012 7:58 AM, TraceyC wrote:
> Re-sending to the list....
> On 01/12/2012 08:04 AM, Wim De Smet wrote:
>> Hi Tracey,
>> Are you sure ns1 needs an A-record for dns.shadlen.org?
> I'm 100% sure that what the registrar reports via whois needs to match 
> what the nameservers report for nameserver hostnames. I'm also 100% 
> sure the proper nameservers all need A records. If a client is told 
> "the ns servers for domain.com are ns.domain.com and 
> dns.otherdomain.com" and those nameservers can't be resolved, there 
> will be problems. Having stealth and / or lame nameservers cause 
> problems, for more information, you can see:
> http://corpocrat.com/2009/10/01/troubleshooting-common-dns-misconfiguration-errors/ 
> In my job, we see this all the time. Mismatched nameservers, and 
> nameservers that don't have A records, cause all sorts of DNS 
> failures. Some of them are problems exactly like this one. We've seen 
> that specific error from Google mail before, as well.
> P.S. My apologies for the duplicate message. Thunderbird was being 
> stubborn, the first attempt didn't look like the message was actually 
> sent.

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