[AusNOG] Incorrect DNS setup
percy at th3interw3bs.net
Mon Jul 5 10:31:28 EST 2010
I believe, and don't quote me on this, that it's simply due to missing
or incorrect A records.
If I am correct, I think it has something to do with load balancing.
Can't say for sure.
As for where www originated from? all I can say is that i think it was
all just to make things easier...technically I don't think www is really
a requirement as such but it makes it easy to quote people a
website..instead of people having to guess whether its a website or a
hostname for a mailserver.
E percy at th3interw3bs.net
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On 5/07/10 10:16 AM, Karl Kloppenborg wrote:
> Hey Noggers,
> Firstly I would like to apologise for going a-wall postal on you all
> yesterday... and a big thanks to those who off list posted me to
> discuss last mile setups and what not, and generally giving me a
> helping knowledgeable hand :)
> So heres my post for today:
> Very frequently I trawl around and go to peoples websites (especially
> when I see an email on ausnog with a domain I haven't been to attached
> to it ;P )
> I have done this again this morning and it got me thinking, how come a
> lot of people have these two cases:
> A) I navigate to blah.com.au <http://blah.com.au> and is goes "can't
> connect to this server" I append www. to the domain (it ends up being
> www.blah.com.au <http://www.blah.com.au>) and I get their website.
> B)The reverse of this, I navigate to www.blah.com.au
> <http://www.blah.com.au> and it says "Can't connect to server", but I
> go to blah.com.au <http://blah.com.au> and it is all cool.
> What I am wondering is:
> A) Why do people leave have these cases?
> B) Where did the use of appending www. to the front of things
> originate from?
> C) also I see sometimes www1. or www2. on some websites, can someone
> explain these to me?
> Thanks guys,
> Hope your all having a nice monday morning.
> Karl Kloppenborg*
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