Newbie question again...
dgattis at comcast.net
Wed Dec 4 05:54:25 UTC 2002
Thanks for the advice. I'm going to give it a shot anyway. I will also
seek other places for hosting my dns. Currently, I pay a premium for static
IP's, no fear of them changing. The only outages I have experienced in a
year was a city-wide power failure, lasted about half a day. I have a
couple of friends with T1's who said they'd help with the delima. This
group has served me well. I'm not completely in the dark anymore.
"Jeff Lasman" <jblists at nobaloney.net> wrote in message
news:asjmlu$353r$1 at isrv4.isc.org...
> Dave Comcast wrote:
> > Unfortunantly, there is no other option in this area. I have 5 static
> > and the bandwidth to do this.
> We (and others) have found that DSL and cable connectivity just isn't
> reliable. When it goes down (and it does; in fact it seems to have for
> a while earlier today) it can take a long time to get fixed. I've got
> DSL connection from my home office to the net; it's been down several
> hours at a time, several times during the past year. It was once down
> for 25 hours straight, and then up and down for days. Another time it
> took them 18 hours to get it back up and when they got it up they gave
> me new IP#s. Think of how long it would take to get your nameservers
> renumbered and you'd know why DSL isn't reliable enough for use for
> nameservers. While I don't have personal experience with cable, some of
> my friends and acquaintances do; If pressed, I'd say it's just as
> unreliable as DSL.
> If you must host your sites on your Comcast connection, at least
> consider having your DNS hosted professionally by a DNS service
> provider. Lots of companies (including us, and probably including
> Comcast) offer it, and even the completely free DNS hosting services
> would be better than hosting it yourself at the end of an unreliable
> > When everything is running properly, I will
> > switch romehosting.com to these name servers also.
> My fear is that it'll never really run what the rest of us would
> consider "properly" because your connection will never be reliable
> Is that why the DNS
> > isn't considered authoritative? Here is my named.conf and zone file.
> > one is the master.
> As "deepdown" pointed out, your nameserver doesn't say it's
> authoritative. I'd strongly suggest having someone else maintain your
> DNS, or start reading. "DNS and Bind" is a good place to start.
> Cricket Liu (also on this list) is a co-author. Another good book, if
> you're using Linux, is "Linux DNS Server Administration" by Craig Hunt,
> published by Sybex.
> Jeff Lasman, nobaloney.net, P. O. Box 52672, Riverside, CA 92517 US
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