[unisog] Problems with EDU.COM domain
H. Morrow Long
morrow.long at yale.edu
Fri Mar 24 00:28:34 GMT 2006
On Mar 23, 2006, at 6:20 PM, Haeusser, Jens wrote:
> I see a generic page no matter what URL I use. Perhaps the site is
> presenting content based on the originating IP of the http
> connection (ie Morrow sees a yale.edu.com page when looking at
> www.yale.edu.com since his reverse lookup points to yale.edu),
> rather than just the URL.
> Jens Haeusser
> Chief Information Security Officer
> University of British Columbia
Actually it was putting up the Yale-specific page for any address
under yale.edu.com (not just www.yale.edu.com ). I don't think
that it was due to the reverse lookup (because a reverse lookup
on our webserver's IP actually returns elsinore.cis.yale.edu ).
Jens -- I think that they just don't care about your University :-)
...because it is under the .CA domain (they'd have to
own .CA.COM to have a ubc.ca.com and I think that
CA.COM is already owned by a very large computer
software company which wouldn't sell their domain
name for a small price). Just my theory.
- H. Morrow Long, CISSP, CISM, CEH
University Information Security Officer
Director -- Information Security Office
Yale University, ITS
% host www.yale.edu
www.yale.edu is an alias for elsinore.cis.yale.edu.
elsinore.cis.yale.edu has address 126.96.36.199
% host 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer elsinore.cis.yale.edu.
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