[conspire] Re: penlug DNS seems to be down...

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Dec 12 13:52:19 PST 2005

On 12/11/05, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Bill, I'm guessing that you just want a provider who does your DNS, gets
> it right, and doesn't make you worry about details.  If so, you're
> right; you just need to find someone else to do the whole package.

That's right.  And the domain registration too.  Joker has a pretty
good system whcih works quite well, except for this recent outage.  I
trust they will find a fix that will prevent the same in the future,
so I'll give them another chance.  The main problem was that the
joker.com nameservice was dead, so the joker.com nameservers didn't
resolve.  Glue records would have fixed that.  If you don't mind, I'd
like to forward your detailed analysis to them...?

One other important feature that Joker offers is web and email
forwarding.  I use this to get all my email routed to my gmail
account, and gmail's "Accounts" feature to have my outgoing mail
appear to come from my own domains.  I also use the Web forwarding so
that certain domain/host names redirect the user to the canonical Web
address for the site.  Both features require using Joker-hosted DNS,
which alas means that providing my own secondary DNS is not possible.


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