Here's a little piece of Email that was forwarded to me, and I thought
since someone mentioned it I would forward this on for Y'all to see...
Forwarded by Geoff Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>--
>From: David Holtzman <email@example.com>
>Subject: NSI bulletin 097-004 | Root Server Problems
>Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:52:18 +0500 (GMT)
>On Wednesday night, July 16, during the computer-generation of the
>Internet top-level domain zone files, an Ingres database failure resulted
>in corrupt .COM and .NET zone files. Despite alarms raised by Network
>Solutions' quality assurance schemes, at approximately 2:30 a.m. (Eastern
>Time), a system administrator released the zone file without regenerating the
>file and verifying its integrity. Network Solutions corrected the
>problem and reissued the zone file by 6:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).
>David H. Holtzman
>Sr VP Engineering, Network Solutions