[Tuglist] Re: FSF-I

Ajay Shah tuglist@gnu.org.in
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 09:22:36 +0530

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On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 07:14:04AM +0530, Radhakrishnan CV wrote:
> On 19 Oct 2001 at 13:31, Khuzaima A. Lakdawala wrote:
>    What's the story about the FSF-I web site and mailing lists?
>    Down for close to a week now?
> The DOT lines to the building where the primary nameserver is housed
> are completely destroyed and are being repaired now. Hopefully,
> everything will be OK today evening or tomorow.
> gnu.org.in becomes incommunicado to the outside world due to the non
> resolution of the domain since the domain server is out of link
> from the rest of the world.
> NCST, the Indian Domain Registrars don't allow us to use the DNS
> outside India, if not we would have used our own name server in the
> UK which is always up and running.  We are forced to use the name
> servers in India and obviously we have to face this problem quite
> often.

A comment from one of my friends:

  > The idea that the _nameservers_ for .in should be within India make
  > _no_ sense at all.

  > Saying _a_ nameserver should be in India is okay, I guess, but any
  > domain is _supposed_ to have multiple DNS servers at
  > geographically (and network-topologically) distant locations, and
  > this was once well-appreciated at NCST. Only MS embarasses itself
  > by having all its DNS servers in one subnet and then misconfigures
  > the router to the subnet to manage to mount a DoS attack on
  > themselves. :) (I think they tried to pretend it was a DoS but it
  > was their own mistake)


Ajay Shah                                                  ajayshah@igidr.a=
Associate Professor, IGIDR                 URL http://www.igidr.ac.in/~ajay=
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