Year old IP keeps surfacing

Nate Campi nate at
Tue Feb 19 18:17:23 UTC 2002

On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 05:12:13PM +0000, Ric wrote:

> We have been running our own DNS for over 5 years now without any problems. 
> However we changed the IP of our main webserver ( 
> almost a year ago (to a colocation facility) and ever since then the old 
> (pre-move) IP keeps resurfacing across the internet, with varying percentages 
> of the population getting the out of date IP. We worked around this problem by 
> running a web mirror at the old IP but since we are now moving office this is 
> no longer possible.

Someone has registered as a nameserver. 

   IP Address:
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:

Contact the above registrar to remove the entry or fix the IP address it
maps to on the gTLD servers.

> I've been through the tech support personel from all the ISPs we deal with for 
> leased lines, colocation, etc and no-one has found the problem yet. We've 
> changed Registrars, moved DNS from ourselves to our ISP (this only caused more 
> problems). I'd be overjoyed to discover the problem was a stupid error in our 
> zone file, but if it is no-ones found it yet.

Surprising nobody picked this up in all those support calls. This is a
Nate Campi     Job: hostmaster at and root at

Find Osama and remove 
 # find / -name Osama -exec rm {} \; 

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