> From: MX%"email@example.com" "Ken Parker" 11-MAR-1997 03:10:05.78
> Subj: Re: Name server: mail.geocities.com.: host not found
> On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Thom Byxbe wrote:
> > Is anybody else having trouble with geocities.com?
> > They have been bouncing everything... Is it just me/
> > Host unknown (Name server: mail.geocities.com.: host not found)
> I just got through to them all right.
> I get occasional glitches, lasting anywhere from one bounce to,
> say, an hour, where certain domain groups seem to be unavailable,
> and any E-Mail to them will bounce. Then, everything's back in
> order again.
> I know better than to take it seriously when I get bounces
> saying, for example, that the domains compuserve.com, delphi.com,
> or netcom.com are not found (and I've seen all three, occasionally).
> Wouldn't something like this happen if one of the "root"
> internet name servers crashed? Also, could this happen to
Probably not, and that's because there are several of them. (I
forget the exact number at the moment; they are experimenting with some
new ones.) More than likely, it's either a massive root server
corruption, which should really not happen anymore since the newer
versions of bind (named) have some intelligence built in to screen out
corruption, or possibly that the end domain's DNS is fluxed up, which is
the more likely cause.
> just you if your own internet service provider's name server
That's why I have a secondary entry for a server at work that I
know to be sane, because I administer it. Now, if it's down, or the
route it down, well, you're SBT'ed...
> Till later,
> Ken Parker