[unisog] Verisign trying to slam EDU domain holders?

Ken Connelly Ken.Connelly at uni.edu
Wed Jan 2 17:29:30 GMT 2002


"William D. Colburn (aka Schlake)" wrote:

> The root servers are updated weekly last I checked.  After the root
> servers get the new zone files it is still $TTL seconds until the entire
> internet should know about your domain.  DNS is robust because it is
> cached everywhere, which also means that you can't expect changes to
> propogate quickly.

Weekly?!?!?  I thought it was twice a day, 5am and 5pm in somebody's timezone...

It's *all* moot, however, if Verisign doesn't act on changes relayed from
Educause.

- ken

>
>
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 11:57:20AM -0500, Hall, Rand wrote:
> > > We'll see.  I tried to remove a secondary nameserver on the
> > > 20th of December.
> >
> > I'll see you and raise you one. We tried changing our primary's address on
> > the 20th as part of a firewall+ISP migration. Migration was slated to start
> > at 4:30. At 4:10 we got the "Important information regarding your .edu
> > domain" email from Educause. Educause's web interface is much nicer than
> > NSI's. Too bad it's not functional (or at least wasn't on the 20th). I
> > changed our primary's address at 5:08 and the rest of the net was oblivious
> > to the change eight hours later when we backed out of the migration.
> >
> > Oh, and I appreciated the advanced warning that this was happening...
> >
> > This may now be free--but at what cost?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Rand
> > --
> > Rand P. Hall, Director, Network Services
> > Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, USA      rand at merrimack.edu
>
> --
> William Colburn, "Sysprog" <wcolburn at nmt.edu>
> Computer Center, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
> http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/    http://www.nmt.edu/~wcolburn

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- Ken
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Ken Connelly (KC152) Systems and Operations Manager, ITS - Network Services
University of Northern Iowa                     Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0121
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