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Ender
01-01-2002, 08:06 AM
A lot of people have noticed that they may be able to access a .mixnmojo.com site now.. but in a few minutes it'll stop working.

Here's why (now someone fix it! *grin*)

mixnmojo.com is delegated to two DNS servers:
NS1.CARTSYS.NET 64.3.146.254
NS2.CW.NET 204.70.57.242

The problem? Eaxh of these servers has different information!

[ender@shaker]$ dig scummrev.mixnmojo.com @64.3.146.254
scummrev.mixnmojo.com. 10M IN A 209.126.167.133

[ender@shaker]$ dig scummrev.mixnmojo.com @204.70.57.242
scummrev.mixnmojo.com. 1M IN A 209.126.167.137

And of course, each of these servers also thinks another server is responsible (Technical: The zonefiles hosted on those two DNS servers both have NS fields for OTHER non-authorative DNS servers).

So.. basically, someone has to make sure that NS1.CARTSYS.NET is primary (with a zonefile that has two NS fields, cartsys.net and cw.net)... then they have to make sure cw.net is secondary and slaving from cartsys.net.

Sorry for the spam, but that's why things are only working some of the time The easy solution is to just force the domain you want to access in your hosts file until it's fixed.

Gabez
01-01-2002, 02:26 PM
Wow! You should work at Mojo.