Re: DNS: perhaps suspect trading practise

Re: DNS: perhaps suspect trading practise

From: Lincoln Dale <ltd§interlink.com.au>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 18:01:23 +1000
In message <3.0.5.32.19980618153529.00971af0&#167;alpha.ah.net>, Adam Todd writes:
>>But entirely different to .aus which doesn't exist for (almost) all intents
>>and purposes.
>
>Larry that is EXTREMELY MISLEADING.
..
>I will no longer tolerate this level of misleading statement.

i did some checking, on the largest ISPs in this country, on whether the
(caching) nameservers they tell their customers to use can actually tell
me where ".aus" lives.

i tested against the caching nameservers of
 (a) Telstra Internet,
 (b) Telstra Big Pond Home,
 (c) Telstra Big Pond Business,
 (d) Telstra Big Pond Cable.
 (e) OzEMail,
 (f) Access One,
 (g) Connect.com.au (and Enternet),
 (h) Magnadata,
 (i) iiNet,
 (j) Wantree,
 (k) Microplex,
 (l) SENet,
 (m) Internode.

(i got the nameservers they tell their customers from their respective support
web pages).

Do you want to know how many of their nameservers came back with an
answer?  (or even a hint?)

NONE.

I think this'd cover a rather significant percentage (at least 40%,
probably more like 60-80%) of the dialup internet users in this country.

it would seem that larry's comment holds true . . .


cheers,

lincoln.
Received on Thu Jun 18 1998 - 17:48:21 UTC

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