Accuracy of DNSStuff reports

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Tue Nov 28 07:33:44 UTC 2006

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, Barry Margolin wrote:

> My personal bugaboo with DNSReport is the red FAIL it reports for open
> recursive servers.  While it's certainly a bad idea for authoritative

Actually I think it;s good idea, it alerts the admin who set it up they
are open to exploitation and abuse.

The suggested alternative zonecheck amuses me, why does it ping a DNS
server? what the hell has that got to do with a DNS Server serving
requests, it also fails on testing my domain claiming one of my DNS
servers is not responding, however I know it is using host from the same
machine, all sorts of tests will have pros and cons. DNSReport has always
served well.


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