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2018/12/10 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/12/12-13 [Computer/Domains] UID:45437 Activity:nil
12/12   Has anyone tried consolidating many expiration dates of domain
        names using GoDaddy? They're charging only .75 per domain, but
        how do they calculate the rest of the months? Do they simply
        move up the expiration date for you rather than charging
        the pro-rated cost of the new expiration date?
2006/10/24-26 [Computer/Domains] UID:44944 Activity:nil
10/24   HTTP Cookies: is there a difference between specifying
        "" and "" ?  I can't find this answer
        on the web.  Thanks.
        \_ From RFC 2109:     --dbushong
           Host A's name domain-matches host B's if
           * both host names are IP addresses and their host name strings match
             exactly; or
           * both host names are FQDN strings and their host name strings match
             exactly; or
           * A is a FQDN string and has the form NB, where N is a non-empty name
             string, B has the form .B', and B' is a FQDN string.  (So,
             domain-matches <DEAD><DEAD> but not
           * A is a FQDN string and has the form NB, where N is a non-empty
             name string, B has the form .B', and B' is a FQDN string.  (So,
    domain-matches <DEAD><DEAD> but not
2006/10/17-18 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:44845 Activity:moderate
10/17   Hello Internet addicts
        "the typical Internet addict was a single, college-educated, white male
        in his 30s, who spends approximately 30 hours a week on non-essential
        computer use"
        \_ Me to a T.  Now the thing is, I spend those 30 hours building useful
           software for fun.  Is that an addiction, or just a hobby?
           \_ I think they mean surfing pr0n sites, not writing software as
              a hobby.
              \_ Yep.  Otherwise, people who spend their free time on hobbies
                 like building furniture in their garage would be addicts.
              \_ The pr0n surfing is part of the essential computer use...
        \_ And then there are the TV addicts.
           But their habits are rarely referred to as "problematic".  -niloc
           \_ I know someone who watches at least 30 hours of TV a week and
              frankly it's ruining her life.
2006/9/26-28 [Computer/Domains, Recreation/Humor] UID:44552 Activity:moderate
9/26    What are some of the funny and ambiguous leftist domain names? Names
        like, etc.
           \_ ha ha ha ha this is the best one!!!
           \_ I chuckle everytime I get an email from them.
        \_ My father-in-law worked for R.A. Pearson. They decided
           against -bz
2006/9/19-22 [Computer/Domains] UID:44437 Activity:nil
9/19    I have a (.com) domain up for renewal at GoDaddy, but I seem to
        remember there were good reasons not to use them.  What are those
        reasons?  How should I move my domain to another registrar?  What
        registrar would you reccommend?
        \_ What is wrong with godaddy?  All they have to do is sit on your
           dns records.
2006/8/5-6 [Computer/Domains] UID:43917 Activity:nil
8/5     I'm trying to setup procmail so that when I send email out, I can set my
        domain to be any of the 3 I own. However, sendmail keeps masquerading my
        domain to be a certain domain, even though I didn't specify masquerading
        in What is going on?
        \_ Try Hotmail.  -proud American
2018/12/10 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/7/31-8/2 [Computer/SW/Database, Computer/Domains] UID:43847 Activity:nil
7/31    Conroe ETA at various retailers:
        Fry's: "A few weeks"
        Atacom (Fremont): "Maybe next week"
        Central Computer: "This week"
        Newegg: Rumors say 8/7
        \_ In general the big date is Aug 7.  I would check
           on or around that date.  Intel's official press release said that
           only X6800 systems would be avail July 27.  All other systems
           follow "first week of August", with implied availability of at
           least OEM CPUs around then ...
2006/7/20-21 [Computer/Domains] UID:43741 Activity:nil
7/20    I assume other people have also been getting letters about their
        domain names from "Domain Registry of America" - I've seen lots of
        postings about the scams online.  Is it legal for companies to take
        the addresses associated with domain names and mail paper spam to
        them?  (I thought there were restrictions on this, in theory - since
        the address is completely public...)
        \_ I think (IANAL) it violates the TOS of most registrars.  So
           theoretically, they could deny the offender access, or even sue
           them, but I dunno whether there are any specific US laws
           banning this.  -John
        \_ "This is not a bill"....
2006/7/14-18 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:43670 Activity:nil
7/14    Has all mail been delivered?
        \_ In the words of Ted Stevens ("internet expert"):
           The internet is not something that you just dump something on.
           It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't
           understand that those tubes can be filled, and if they're filled
           when you put your message in it, it gets in line, it's gonna be
           delayed by anyone who puts into that tube enormous amounts of
           material, enormous amounts of material. Ten movies streaming
           across that that, internet, and what happens to your own
           personal internet? I...just the other day, got internet was
           sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday, I got
           it yesterday. Why?
        \_ So, I think your answer is, no, it's not all been delivered, never
           has been, never will be.  Let me rephrase my question.  Has mail
           been delivered to the extent that it normally would be, or is
           there still a significant percentage of the mail from when
           sendmail was down that hasn't been delivered yet?  It seems that
           some of my mail is missing.  Not sure if it's just 1 message, or
           a significant percentage.  -op
        \_ I think the intelligent way to interpret this question, is for
           someone in the know to tell us if mail was queued on another
           machine during extended periods of downtime, and if not,
           approximately how long that non-queueing-of-mail went on for.
2006/3/10-13 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:42176 Activity:moderate
3/10    Tivo?  Netflix?  Watching Live TV?  Playing Computer Games?
        Using the Computer/Internet?  (Where do you spend more of your time?)
        \_ sport hunting bums in the BART tube
           \_ I took this in the British sense at first given the use of
              'tube'. It was far more clever that way.
        \_ Total time (including work), #1 is using the computer.
           Measuring just free time, #1 is "outside."  -tom
        \_ Including work, mostly in front of a computer. For leisure,
           mostly talking to friends, some reading, some outdoors, little
           TV. --erikred
        \_ #1 computer, #2 tivo, #3 cooking, #4 netflix, #5 hiking  --dbushong
        \_ #1 computer, #2 church, #3 investing/trading, #4 basketball
        \_ #1 slave work for my gf, #2 church, #3 investing/trading #4 computer,
           #5 calling my mom, #6 basketball  --christian socialist
           \_ Why do you put up with #1?  For the sex?
              \_ Of course not.  The Bible clearly says adultery is punishable
                 by stoning.  -!pp
           \_ Why do you put up with #2?  For the sex?
           \_ Why do you put up with #5?  For the sex?
           \_ Why do you put up with #6?
        \_ My new daughter, playing computer games, Cal sports. -ausman
        \_ Girlfriend, playing Forgotten Hope online, jogging, playing with
           telescope, going to restaurants, travel.  -John
2006/3/7-8 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW] UID:42120 Activity:low
3/6     I would like to get a virtual phone number to use for
        forwarding calls to different locations at different times.  I
        don't want a toll-free number, because I don't want to be
        charged when people call me. Any suggestions for companies
        that offer this?
        \_ how about a SkypeIn number?  Combine with SkypeOut, you can
           forward the phone call anywere in the world.
        \_ If you're feeling adventurous you can set up an Asterix box (there
           are Asterix images for WRAP and Soekris if you want an "appliance")
           and register an international number.  I forget where to do this,
           but there are a number of organizations that will let you have a
           number, for free and for charge.  Or Vonage does something similar
           if you want commercial + SIP, although I'm informed quality is
           crap (never tried it.)  If you're interested in setting up your
           own SIP gateway, several colleagues of mine have done so and are
           calling everywhere pretty much for free; I'd be glad to put you
           in touch with them.  Don't know about toll-free, though.  -John
2006/2/2-3 [Computer/Domains] UID:41666 Activity:nil
2/1     Firefox is out.
        In it says
        "International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled."
        What's so special about the ".is" domain that it was disabled before?
        \_ Iceland now follows Firefox's policy on identical-looking domain
           names.  This is all about names like, which were a
           minor annoyance in ASCII but have become a major annoyance in
           Unicode.  (For example, search google for "verisign IDN parody
           example".  That's not verisign.)  People have proposed lots of
           solutions, most of which require an impractical amount of work by
           the user (e.g. hover over a domain name to see what character sets
           it uses) or make non-English domain names look ugly (e.g. display
           non-ASCII characters in a different color).  The only decent
           solution so far has been for registrars to do the work, and so
           most registrars now have a policy to prevent two different people
           from registering domain names that look the same.  However, some
           registrars (Verisign) don't do this, so Firefox doesn't display
           Unicode domain names from them.  Whenever a registrar adopts a
           decent policy, they get added to the whitelist (
        \_ It's probably not that the domain was disabled, it's that
           Firefox will now understand Icelandic characters in domain names.
        \_ If you ask me they wanted to test the new update system, and what
           better way than with a relatively innocuous update.  For those
           interested:  According to the site there's also some stability,
           memory leak, and security fixes too.
2006/1/24-25 [Computer/Domains] UID:41501 Activity:high
1/24    What is the best place to park your domain name?
        \_ If you're planning on using it at some later date,
           If you're planning on waiting to see who buys it for the most,
           up your ass.  -John
           \_ Unless you own your domain isn't worth anything.
              \_ Which doesn't prevent a lot of greedy morons from
                 thinking theirs is.  -John
                 \_ I just sold a domain for $5k.
                    \_ Which domain?
2006/1/24 [Computer/Domains, Reference/RealEstate] UID:41493 Activity:high
1/24    Fight eminent domain?  Seize a judge's house  -John
        \_ Yeah, threatening judges with retribution based on their decisions,
           no matter what form it takes, seems like an excellent long term
           plan to guarantee the impartiality of the judiciary.
2006/1/23-24 [Computer/Theory, Computer/Domains] UID:41481 Activity:nil
1/21    The authenticity of host ' (' can't be
        RSA key fingerprint is e1:9c:e5:c7:f9:9f:f3:af:04:ef:df:2d:63:b0:84:4a.
        Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
        Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of
        known hosts.
        soda [1]

        Errr, wasn't that domain name supposed to stop working like, a decade
        \_ Why would it?  -tom
           \_ Because for months/years they've been insisting they're going
              to stop hosting most top-level berkeley hostnames in DNS.
              \_ Who has been insisting that?  Certainly not CNS.  -tom
              \_ regime change
2006/1/21-24 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:41474 Activity:nil
1/21    I'm setting up my mac on a subnet @ school.  It doesn't recognize the
        other computers on the subnet without typing in the full address.
        How do I enable that?
        \_ that's a function of dns or whatever naming service you're using.
           it has nothing to do with machines being on the same subnet.
           for dns, if macos uses /etc/resolv.conf, edit that, or do the equiv.
           \_ equiv is to use System Preferences->Network, click on ethernet
              and type in the nameserver in the DNS Servers text box.
2005/12/7-9 [Computer/Domains] UID:40903 Activity:nil
12/7    Hi, I sold a domain name over a year ago. I asked the buyer to
        initiate the transfer process, TWICE. He said ok, he'll get on
        it. He hasn't done it yet, and I still own the domain name.
        The domain name is up for renewal. Can I take the domain name
        back since he never claimed it? Or should I just let it
        expire, in which case I'm sure that both I and the buyer will
        lose it? Thanks.
        \_ Mail him.  "It's expiring on this date.  If you haven't taken
           ownership of it by then it will revert.  I am not responsible for
           maintenance costs on your domain.  If you wish, I will renew, but
           you will own me renewal costs before I will hand it over."
           \_ Via notarized letter if you care enough.  -John
2005/10/13-14 [Computer/Domains] UID:40064 Activity:low
10/13   I have 2 domain names that I don't really care about anymore. If
        I choose to cancel it, GoDaddy says I can no longer get it back
        or register it until they release it back to the public. If I
        select "Do not auto renew" and just don't make payments, will I
        get fined?
        \_ Why don't you first try to ebay them?  Might at least cover your
           last payment if it's even semi-interesting.  -John
        \_ What domain names are they? Maybe we can have a MOTD auction.
2005/9/12-14 [Computer/Domains] UID:39636 Activity:nil
9/12    I need a domain registrar which also offers dynamic DNS service, and
        is hopefully reasonably priced and low-hassle.  Suggestions?
2005/5/9-11 [Computer/Domains] UID:37595 Activity:nil
5/9     Register files and SRAMs are built using 6 transistors right?
        If so, how come register files have a delay in the order of ~.1ns
        whereas SRAM have a delay in the order of 10ns? Is it mostly due to
        multiplexors, where the time to select large memories increase?
        \_ Do you mean discrete SRAMs and regfiles?  I suspect their speed is
           I/O-limited.  (Yes, there have been proposals to do SRAMs with
           SerDes interfaces, but I don't know that those proposals have
           gotten anywhere.)  On-chip regfiles and SRAMs do run at chip
           clock freq., and I guess there the speed is limited by loading
           of signals and buses.
2005/4/26-27 [Finance/CC, Computer/Domains] UID:37362 Activity:low
4/25    I got a debt collection notice because I signed up for a $6 domain
        name under a fake first name but correct last name, and I'm not sure
        exactly what happened after that, but I couldn't manage to get it
        to accept my valid credit card number. I think it's probably because
        they wouldn't let me specify an alternate name for billing. Anyway,
        I didn't really use that domain and forgot about it, and assumed
        they would just cancel the domain or something. I mean really, if they
        accept my card and then order the domain and then don't charge my
        card (which is perfectly chargeable), it's their fault. What do you
        think I should do about the notice, though? It's for 21.94, and I'm
        against paying that on principle.
        \_ Pay it.  You'll want a house someday, and you don't want a
           lingering petty debt on your report.  There is no principle
           at stake here.  You wanted them to bill with a mismatched
           name and they couldn't/didn't.
           \_ The bill is actually not in my name. They accepted the billing
              info, ordered the domain, then declined to charge the card.
              \_ You are in the wrong. You should have cancelled. I am
                 sure they tried to charge your card. Pay them and ask
                 them not to report you. It's not worth your time.
                 \_ They accepted the billing info and then did not charge
                    the card. I attempted several times to correct the
                    information before giving up. The last name is the same.
                    They could perfectly well have charged the card; I've
                    done the same with magazine subscriptions.
                    \_ Did they set you up with a domain or not? It sounds
                       like they did. You owe them.
                       \_ Amd I was perfectly happy to pay them if they were
                          happy to charge my card, which they did not.
                          All sensible businesses these days get credit
                          card authorization before providing a service.
                          Presumably they had authorized my card. Not
                          following through on the charge seems to be their
                          fault. I didn't feel like I should have to struggle
                          with contacting them just to have them charge me.
                          \_ Did they provide you a service? If so, you
                             owe them. They are making it easy to pay now,
                             so do it.
        \_ Agreed that it's easier just to pay it but you might be able to
           dispute it on the grounds that since they declined your card and
           never gave you an order confirmation they failed to render services.
           And since they never gave you a bill you are not liable for any
           late-payment penalties.  But how much is your time worth?
           \_ I don't know, is it legal to register the domain under a
              false name?  Is it legal to use your credit card under a
              false name?
        \_ Your credit has already been damaged if you got a debt collection
           notice.  Paying it won't help that.
           \_ Not true. Lots of times it hasn't been reported yet,
              especially for a small amount like this. They give you a
              chance to cough up the money before spending $50 or whatever
              it is to report you. I've been in this situation a few times
              (mostly with doctors with confusing billing, but not only
              that) and was never reported. The collection agency said not
              to pay the doctor, but I did anyway and the problem went
              away. I have like an 800 credit score.
        \_ You should have sent them an e-mail saying, "Your ordering system
           gave me a domain, but wouldn't accept my credit card number.
           Please cancel my domain if you are unable to charge my card."
           By not writing this e-mail, you left the ball in their court.
           They noticed the domain was active for some time, noticed you
           hadn't been charged yet, and based on this, sought debt collection.
           You are well within your rights to explain the situation and offer
           If you don't want to waste your time, pay $21.94 and write it off
           as a loss.
2005/2/8-9 [Computer/Domains, Politics] UID:36108 Activity:nil
2/8     Experts: International Domain Names May Pose Threat,4902,99613,00.html?nlid=AM_B
2005/2/7 [Computer/Domains, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:36082 Activity:nil
2/06    [Trimmed.]
              \_ yep. here's some spamassassin debug output:
                 debug: SPF: checking HELO (,
                 debug: SPF: trimmed HELO down to ''
                 debug: SPF: query for / result:
                 \_ Ouch, that would do it.  You might want to report this
                    as a bug to the spamassassin people.
                    \_ Well, we should also add an spf record for
             , instead of just for csua...
                    \_ open bug since last october :(
                       \_ Yeah, I saw that.  I'd submit a new bug report,
                          though -- yours is a much clearer-cut case, and
                          might be more likely to get a response.
2005/2/6 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/Domains] UID:36079 Activity:nil
2/06    i forward my soda mail to another machine running
        spamassassin, but every mail that passes through soda gets

        3.1 SPF_HELO_SOFTFAIL SPF: HELO does not match SPF record (softfail)
        [SPF failed: Please see]

        i tried following the instructions on
        but that didn't fix anything. what am i doing wrong?
        \_ It looks like you specified your sender address as
           instead of  If you post the whole message
           with headers (put it in /csua/tmp or something), we can probably
           give more specific advice.
           \_ /csua/tmp/fwd-mail-header.txt
              i don't specify a sender address anywhere - i just
              have a destination email address in my .forward
              thanks for helping.
              \_ Thanks.  Could you please make it readable?
                 \_ sure :)
                    \_ The .forward file is what doesn't work with SPF -- you
                       need to erase your .forward file, and use one of the
                       .procmailrc rules they suggest instead.  (It looks like
                       you have both right now, but that's not going to work:
                       the .forward file takes precedence, and it's not looking
                       at your .procmailrc at all.)
2005/2/2 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW] UID:36034 Activity:nil
2/2     is it possible for terrorist to set up fake websites to
        capture financial info, hijack the DNS servers and make
        them point to their fake websites?
        \_ "hijack the DNS servers" is the key point here. Not if
           the sites are designed properly.
2005/1/26 [Health/Men, Computer/Domains] UID:35900 Activity:nil
1/26  Wheee!  -John
2005/1/6-8 [Computer/Domains] UID:35576 Activity:kinda low
1/6     Can someone tell me how to transfer the ownership of domain names? thx
        \_ Depends on the TLD. Which one do you want to transfer?
           \_ I have, the guy who's buying my domain name hasn't
              chosen a registrar yet.
              \_ BTW, does anyone else think sounds like a porn
                 \_ I thought it sounded funny too... hahahahaha
2004/11/12-14 [Computer/Domains] UID:34860 Activity:nil
11/12   Does the new ICANN domain transfer policy apply to ccTLDs?
        \_ No, but, under a little-known proviso to the Geneva convention,
           hijacking a ccTLD constitutes a declaration of war. So you better
           watch yo' ass.
2004/11/8-9 [Computer/Domains] UID:34750 Activity:high
11/7    For whatever reason, I got interested in registering
        only to discover that already owns it and won't sell
        it for less than $688 and possibly more than $10k.  What the hell?
        How long has this been sort of business been legit, and does a
        company like this actually make any real money? is
        still available for a mere $16 at
        \_ every time I search for a domain name that ends up available,
           the next day it is taken and then owned by
           so don't search their website for available domains until
           you are sure you want to buy it.
        \_ Time for a class action lawsuit of some sort. This practice
           should be illegal.
                \_ Or you could just write a script to search for all sorts
                   of crazy <DEAD><DEAD> domains
                   \_ Then might as well just get a static IP without a domain
                      \_ I think the idea was, assuming has
                         some sort of automated BUY script, you could
                         trick it into buying all sorts of stupid domains.
                         \_ Ahh, I see.  Good revenge.
        \_ I just searched for <DEAD><DEAD> on buydomains, and it's
           available.  We'll see in a few days if it's still available.
        \_ was registered 8/29/04.  When were you searching
           for that domain name?
           \_ Today, and I didn't use until after I'd discovered
              they'd bought it.
        \_ I just searched for buydomainsnow2004| and it's available.
           Let's see if it's available tomorrow. You guys, feel free to
           add to this list. As of Monday, they don't yet exist:
           \_ I wonder whether they only register domains after a number of
              searches are done on them?  -John
           \_ The problem with your experiment is that some nut on the
              motd might just decide to pay for all those domains now just
              to fuck with you.
           \_ No match for "BUSH2024.COM".
              All the ones up to 2024 are taken though.
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD> still available, let's see tomorrow
2004/10/29 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:34430 Activity:nil
10/29   Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics:
        Even if you win, you're still retarded.
        \_ Is that why you're so good at it?
           \_ MATT DAMON!
        \_ At least some of us know the difference between the internet and
           \_ You're sitting in the lounge or something?
2004/10/24-25 [Computer/Domains] UID:34318 Activity:kinda low
10/24   What is the timeline of events when a .com name expires?
        Does it matter which registrar was used?
        \_ It depends on how far in advance you paid for it.  The typical
           domain contract is for 1 year but some registrars will allow
           and even encourage you to pay up to 10 years in advance.  I let
           one of my 1 year domain expire last month, another will last 2
           more years and my primary domain is good for another 4.
        \_ Oops.  I misread what you were asking.  When my old domain was soon
           to expire, my registrar sent me a series of emails notifying me of
           the coming event, explained that it would be put on some sort of
           hold list for 30 days and then would be available for the public
           again.  My other reply is off topic, sorry.
2004/10/21 [Computer/Domains] UID:34260 Activity:moderate
10/21   Anyone know of a study where I can find the frequency of usage
        of RFC1918 networks?  I.e. how many people use 10.x, 172.16.x,
        192.168.x, etc?  -John
        \_ Doubt you can find a reliable number. Since these networks are
        private, people don't usually notify anyone else (outside their
        organizations) about their topology...
           \_ Don't need anything reliable, just general trends and
              preferences (such as, based on personal experience, more
              manufacturers use 192.168.{0,1}.0/24 as default nets than
     wondering if there were any surveys around.
        \_ Try doin it in reverse. You could probably find stats on
           the number of publicly accessible IPs. Then find stats on how
           many computers are connected to the internet (also a number
           you can get estimates on). Go from there...
        \_ One thing you can get a vague number on is the number of
           reverse-resolution requests for RFC1918 networks.  Those *still*
           go to central dns servers on many poorly configured networks.
           It caused enough DNS load that they went to an anycast architecture
           to decentralize the DNS load.
           \_ Who are the "they" you are referring to?  I'm helping
              run/implement anycast DNS for a number of ccTLD's as well as one
              of the root servers.  I know of a few other organizations that
              have proposed anycasting their DNS, but was not aware of any
              that were actually doing implementation work.  It would be cool
              to have others working on the same problem to bounce ideas off
              of. -dans
2004/10/6 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/Domains] UID:33950 Activity:high
10/6    Is and the same company?  Many
        of their web pages look almost identical except the background color.
        \_ A simple whois query shows that they are both owned by Ritz Camera.
           \_ % whois
              No match for "<DEAD>WWW.CAMERAWORLD.COM"<DEAD>
              \_ % whois
                 No match for "<DEAD>WWW.YAHOO.COM"<DEAD>
                 Does this mean there's no yahoo?  Or does this mean you're
                 an idiot?
                 \_ Where did I say that whois having no match for a host
                    implies there's no such host?
                    \_ You're right.  I should just have said "Does this mean
                       you're an idiot?".
                       \_ Line 97 of the man page says that I can pass the
                          domain name as the argument to "whois" without any
                          option.  That's what I did.  If you think I'm an
                          idiot in using "whois", please point out the correct
                          \_ I don't think you know what domain name means.
                             \_ Ah!  I forgot.  It works now.  Thank you!
2004/9/22 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking] UID:33692 Activity:nil
9/22    Do any of you comcast high-speed internet customers notice lags
        (5,10,15 sec) on DNS lookups with <DEAD><DEAD> and <DEAD><DEAD>?
        \_ I've seen it occasionally, and powercycle my modem/router
           solves the problem.
2004/9/21 [Computer/Domains] UID:33653 Activity:low
9/20    DNS question: What is the purpose of the "NS records at parent
        servers" test at <DEAD><DEAD>? Let's say my domain is
        When would this sort of query ever get run in real life. It tests
        if the NS record comes back in the ANSWER SECTION versus the
        dig @TLD1.ULTRADNS.NET. NS +norec
        \_ if I understand the question correctly (and I need sleep)
           the point is whether or not the proper glue records are there.
2004/8/26-27 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/Domains] UID:33160 Activity:moderate
8/26    So I just transfered from to I filled out
        a few simple forms and says "You have successfully
        accepted the transfer of the domain." Isn't there anything I have
        to do on the side?
        \_ A couple weeks ago, I transferred a .org from to
  and learned that the loosing registrar has 5 days
           to acknowledge or deny the transfer. If, after 5 days, the
           loosing registrar (in this case does nothing, the
           transfer will automatically happen.
           transfer and it happend moments later. What TLD is your domain?
           \_ my domain ends on Sept. 1. I just transfered today. Does that
              mean when it expires it should transfer? What is TLD and how
              do you contact
              By the way I just disabled SafeRenew Automatic Renewal Service
              on, is that the same as "locking"? Thanks. -op
              \_ TLD is Top Level Domain. Each TLD has one registry.
        (Public Interest Registry) is the .org registry.
                 Example TLD's:  com, net, org, biz, be, us, cc, to
        \_ Unless you have locked the domain, no. If you have locked it
           you have to inform the losing registrar.
           \_ Be careful and make sure they haven't been 'helpful' and locked
              it for you.  That happened to me and was a nightmare.
2004/8/25-26 [Computer/Domains] UID:33139 Activity:high
8/25    Looking for a cheap/reliable domain registry company.
        \_ godaddy
           \_ their webserver uses windoze. try
           \_ my workplace had a few complaints go to godaddy for some
              email marketing (not unsolicited bulk email) a couple years
              ago and had the domains pulled without any checks.  So
              they've got bad feelings (the guy's wife intervened to get
              our domain live again because she thought he was being a jerk
              about it)... that being said, I have a couple domains with them
        \_ What do you guys think about dotster?
        \_ I recommend Gandi--they're great.  -John
2004/8/16-17 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:32945 Activity:very high
8/16    Thanks for deleting the one interesting thread, shithead.
        \_ ilyas making a fool of himself in public is interesting?
           \_ What's your problem?  He has his opinions, which you may not
              agree with, but he at least rationally backs them up, which is
              more than one can say for the motd nukers.  -John
           \_ Hey, at least you can find comfort in the fact that
              your tax dollars aren't paying for ilyas' education...
              oh, wait.  Damn!
              \_ They paid for a large part of yours if you went to Cal.  Can
                 I get my money back for your education?
        \_ Seriously, can anyone restore it?
           \_ Easily but no because it's old and done.
        \_ There are no interesting threads on the motd.  -- misha.
           \_ Ah, but can you construct a reduction such that any Internet
              discussion thread can be transformed into a thread on the motd,
              therefore proving that no Internet discussion is interesting?
              \_ No.  I've seen a few interesting Internet discussions.
                 None of them were anonymous, though.  -- misha.
                 \_ All of them were anonymous.  You have no idea who the hell
                    anyone is on the internet.
                    \_ that's ridiculous.
                       \_ "No one knows you're a dog on the internet".  So,
                          you have somehow solved one of the fundamental
                          problems of trust and security on the internet:
                          guaranteed correct identification of remote parties.
                          Will you start a business with me?  We can sell it
                          within 6 months and retire.  What is it you know
                          that the rest of the security industry doesn't?
2004/8/4 [Computer/Domains] UID:32674 Activity:kinda low
8/4     How funny, .su must be back by popular demand:  -John
        \_ In SOVIET RUSSIA, domain registers YOU!
2004/6/9-10 [Computer/Domains] UID:30709 Activity:kinda low
6/9     Bind question:  Back in the day if i set my DNS server to be the
        "master" it didn't go looking to internic to tell it whether it was
        authoritative or not, now though it seems it does.  How can i tell
        it "hey, you are authoritative, stop looking elsewhere for than
        answer.  ok thanks,
2004/5/16 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/Networking, Computer/Domains] UID:30247 Activity:high
5/16    SNL Last Night:  Why the hell didn't the Olsen twins do a sketch
        pointing out how creepy it is that 40-something guys make up their
        lead internet fan demographic?  Pure comedy gold, I tells ya!
        \_ see, this is why I don't watch that show anymore.  I have no
           idea who or what you're talking about.
        \_ their last words were "we're legal in 4 weeks".  i think
           that's creepy enough.
                \_ are you serious? I fell asleep before it ended,
                   and now I'm glad I am.
                        \_ yes
                    \_ I never watch SNL anymore, but now I (30 something)
                       am sad i missed it.  "legal in 4 weeks" rad.
           \_ I read a slightly more innocuous reading of that phase on
              the internet.  They seemed to think that they were
              referring to being legal to take over their company.
              \_ umm, yeah, sure.  I doubt their all that brilliant but
                 they sure in hell aren't that stupid/naive.  Someone in
                 their Org just decided it was better for them to hold on
                 to their innocence.  Plausible deniablity is enough.
        \_ the whole thing was just good bye Jimmy Fallon week.
           I watch that show decently often, and all I can bring myself
           to say is: "It's like they're not even trying."
           \_ Then maybe you can tell me why that stupid show is still on
              the air?
              \_ Is there anything remotely better to replace it Saturdays
                 @ 11:30pm?
                 \_ Umm.. I would hope so.  Although I suppose it does
                    fill in well for that "Loney Drunken Frat-boy on a
                    Saturday Night" demographic.
2004/5/11 [Computer/Domains] UID:30155 Activity:high
5/11    FYI: Everyone knows about csuamotd/csuamotd for websites; some however
        require e-mail addresses.  There's nothing much to do about the ones
        that mail a confirmation key (I don't want even more spam going to
        lwall or whatnot), but the ones that don't use the email for anything
        important, I register as
        So if you hit a site that uses an email as username only, try that and
        if it doesn't work register that (I know I've done this for SJ Mercury
        among others)     --csuamotd
        \_ What ever happened to cypherpunk/cypherpunk?
        \_ I've registered at SJ Mercury with /
2004/3/22-23 [Computer/Domains] UID:12809 Activity:low
3/22    Is there a place that has the definite rule on domain names?
        I certainly googled and got information that are clearly wrong
        such as .gov can be used by any countries government, or contradictory
        (a domain name can or cannot start with a number).  It does not seem
        to be on or either, surprisingly.
        \_ This is the most political arena on the internet. Read
           these proceedings for a taste of it:
           \_ Does this mean there is no official rule yet??  Just a loose
              set of mutual understanding between different regions and
              operators?  So I might be able to register a domain with some
              oddity at one registrar yet it is unusable globally and outright
              technically illegal in the future?
              \_ It's not "illegal" unless by national laws.  Disputes are
                 handled by WIPO or other arbitration bodies.  -John
              \_ If it is properly registered, it should be usable globally.
                 Hard to say what will happen in the future, though all
                 the registrars tend to have grandfathered in the old
                 stuff, unless some multi-national wants it.
2004/3/12 [Computer/Domains] UID:12640 Activity:nil
3/12    What's the cheapest place for registering a domain (or is there a
        comparison shopping engine for that?)
        \_ I really like  They're pretty cheap and I've never
           had bad service from them.  -John
        \_ I had one domain with and two with <DEAD><DEAD>.
           stargateinc recentely raised their fee whereas godaddy's fee went
           down since I first registered.  I just finished moving two domains
           from stargate to godaddy as well as registering another one.
        \_ I've used godaddy in the past.  This time I went with joker.
           Other ones I've looked at were gandi and dotster.  NSI can suck it.
           \_ Why did you not use godaddy this time?  The only time I used
              stargate instead of godaddy last time was because godaddy doesn't
              provide free dns service.
2004/3/12 [Computer/Domains] UID:12639 Activity:nil
3/12    Can I provide a PO Box when registering domain?  I didn't find a rule
        against it.
        \_ If you've ever done a whois you'll see other people put in all
           sorts of bullshit.  This is the internet, there are no rules.
2004/3/9-10 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking] UID:12587 Activity:nil
        PFIR announcement of an "emergency" conference aimed at
        preventing Internet meltdown.
2004/2/19 [Computer/Domains] UID:12310 Activity:nil
2/19    What's the current best place to register a domain with or w/o hosting?
2004/2/7-8 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Companies/Yahoo] UID:12150 Activity:nil
2/6     My completely not tech savy (and not local) friend set up a
        yahoo webhosting account.  He registered his domain through them
        and pays $15 /month or so for hosting.  I told him i'd host for
        free but I don't know how yahoo-as-registrar works.  Where does
        he have to go to change his DNS servers?
        \_ uh... good luck!  maybe some at yahoo can help or your new registrar
           will know what to do.
2004/1/19-20 [Computer/Domains] UID:11836 Activity:kinda low
1/19    Bow to the great masters:
2004/1/14-15 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:29748 Activity:nil
1/14    Study shatters internet geek image:
2003/10/31 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:10885 Activity:high
        \_ what?
        \_ one of the worst designed sites around. Don't even bother. Fat chix
2003/10/26 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW] UID:10794 Activity:nil 75%like:11560
10/25   Anybody have any good or bad things to say about
        \_ I've had no probs with them.
        \_ Neither do I; I've bought two domain names from them and
           have them do the webhosting for one of them, and both accounts
           are problem-free. They have great technical support too (true
        \_ after using dotster and gandhi, i gotta say like godaddy the best.
2003/10/6 [Computer/Domains] UID:10483 Activity:nil
10/6    Is there a network-slowing virus going around?  I keep getting timeouts
        on DNS lookups and connection attempts.
        \_ Usually.
        \_ It's because stupid ICAAN made Verisign turn off their new service.
           It was helping the Internet and now it's worse off again.
           \_ Now who will help me find ?!
           \_ How is it worse off?  The net doesn't work the way you seem to
              think it works.  Their stupid 'service' wasn't speeding the net.
2003/10/3-5 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security] UID:10457 Activity:nil
10/3    About freakin time...
        \_ what? why? i found their search page a fresh and welcome change
           to my dull typo-filled life.
2003/8/27-28 [Computer/Domains] UID:29486 Activity:low
8/27    What is a good domain registration service?  Is dotster any good?
        \_ "Good" for what?
          \_ "Good" as in being nice to people, as in treating customer with
             courtesy. =D
             \_ i gave them money and they gave me a domain name. i did
                not get a blowjob, however, if that's what you're asking.
               \_ huh? what am I asking?  I just mearly defined "Good".
        \_ cheap w/ good interface:
        \_ rocks.  -John
2003/8/15-16 [Computer/Domains] UID:29356 Activity:nil
8/15    Can someone recommend a good & cheap provider that'll do secondary
        DNS, MX, and mail forwarding for a domain?  I want to keep primary
        DNS and MX, but need something in case things break.  I also would
        like to be able to retrieve mails there when the primary MX dies. -John
        \_ I use dotsters but not for the extra but I believe they provide
        \_ I use dotster but not for the extras but I believe they provide
           all of them for the $15/year domain registration.  They also
           protect my whois records and do some other stuff for free that I
2003/7/31 [Computer/Domains] UID:29193 Activity:nil
7/31    How does make money off domain registrations? They charge
        $5.95/yr, but I heard Internic's cut is $6/yr. Loss leader or was I
        misinformed about Internic?
        \_ Internet economy math.
2003/7/30-31 [Computer/Domains] UID:29187 Activity:kinda low
7/30    I need the absolute cheapest price to register a new domain.  I've
        seen $7.95.  Anything lower than that?  It's for something really
        silly so I don't care about any extra services, etc.  Thanks!
        \_ do you really? what's a dollar anyway, cheapskate.
           fwiw, is $6.95.
           \_ because it isn't really worth $6.95 for the joke but someone
              else thinks so.  thanks for the info.
2003/7/2-3 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security] UID:28898 Activity:high
7/2     I need to renew my domains soon.  I'm currently registered under but with the high cost of the euro, I think I'll switch.
        Can anyone recommend a registrar for this?  Does it cost money
        to switch?
        \_    It does not cost additional money to switch
           \_ It looks like they offer only 5 subdomains with the basic
              package.  Can I add more?  How much would they cost?
        \_ has the best domain registration service.
           \_ but not quite as good as
2003/5/30-31 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:28581 Activity:kinda low
5/29    Has anyone here tried Digital Path for internet?
        \_ I always use digital paths for my internet.  Analog internet is so
           300 baud.
           \_ Perhaps he meant
        \_ Stupid wannabee funny comments deleted.
           \_ Dick.  As if the comments prevented anyone from giving a real
              answer.  There's still no real answer and just your dumb ass
              deleting something funny and replacing it with... well, your
              dumb ass saying nothing.
2003/5/15-16 [Computer/Domains] UID:28449 Activity:high
5/15    If i am the administrative, but not technical, contact for a domain
        registered with Network Solutions, will I be able to change the DNS
        settings? (without the cooperation of the tech. contact obviously)?
        \_ probably, just make sure you know what you're doing.
           \_ you're talking to the admin contact trying to pull one over on
              the tech contact in some insane dns tug of war power trip.  you
              think the OP knows what he's doing?
              \_ Perhaps he's a tech-savvy admin contact with a lame tech
                 contact, in which he might know what he's doing.
                 \_ getting into a tug of war is always stupid
2003/5/13-14 [Computer/Domains, Finance/Investment] UID:28420 Activity:kinda low
5/12    Does Speakeasy allow to change the reverse DNS resolution for home
        DSL accounts? If not, is there some other affordable ISP that lets
        you change the reverse DNS resolution?
        \_ Curious.  What do you need reverse lookup for?  I've yet to work
           at a company that's done anything with it.
           \_ The PARANOID setting in tcpwrappers denies connections from
              IPs whose forward and reverse lookups don't match.
              \_ then there'll be a huge chunk of the net unable to connect.
                 "paranoia" is not considered a positive trait.  it's a mental
                 \_ lotsa companies have mail servers setup this way already
                    where if you dont have reverse or your reverse doesnt
                    match the domain they reject.
           \_ Beacause it's cool.
2003/4/2 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:27953 Activity:nil
4/1     Looking for a good DVD->VCD converter, where can I find 1?
2003/2/24-25 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security] UID:27509 Activity:very high
2/24    Okay, I know this type of question has been asked before, but
        here goes. I'm currently using for my
        registrar--they also handle my email (1 pop account + 5
        forwarding addresses + catch-all).  The problem is that they
        only provide www forwarding (with perhaps "url keeper" which
        wraps the page in a frame and it still looks like the domain,
        but is a pretty cheesy technique). Anyway, I'd like to move to
        a hosting service that allows me to keep the same (or better)
        email services, and do either web hosting or aliasing to (say)
        a site.  domaindirect costs about $35/yr. and I'd
        like it to be cheap, but I'm willing to pay more for better
        service if necessary.  Suggestions?
        \_ DynDNS
           \_ Um, did you notice that I mentioned dyndns?  Do they handle
              hosting?  Do they handle email redirects?  Do I have to run my own
              mail server?  Everything I checked about dyndns shows that it's a
              partial solution, not a complete one.
           \_ Um, did you notice that I mentioned dyndns?  Do they
              handle hosting?  Do they handle email redirects?  Do I
              have to run my own mail server?  Everything I checked
              about dyndns shows that it's a partial solution, not a
              complete one.
        \_ is cheap. They won't do hosting but they'll handle
           mail forwarding and aliasing. the downside is they are in
           Europe and you'll get all your e-mail in French (and English).
           \_ I have had 5 domains with gandi for > 3 years now.  They are
              great, their service is fast, their TOS are unambiguous.
              Regarding the DNS, you can do it with the public DNS service.
              Look at -- I found it very
              difficult to get working, though, but it does work.  And it's
              free.  -John
2003/2/21 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/WWW/Server, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:27473 Activity:nil
2/20    Any suggestions for premium dedicated web server hosting?  Our
        current setup is with a small hosting company, but we're not
        satisfied with uptime, and they don't allocate us guaranteed
        bandwidth.  Thanks.
        \_ earthlink!
2003/2/14 [Computer/Domains] UID:27407 Activity:moderate
2/13    What would be the most economical / recommended way to do the
        following: I'd like to make my own domain only so all email to that
        domain gets forwarded to me; i.e. email to
        is always forwarded to (My
        mail delivery agent at <DEAD><DEAD> will deliver that.)
        I don't care about any other uses of the domain, just the email fwding.
        \_ - you can redirect everything, 12 euros/year
           \_ That's cheap, granted, but it only gives you 5 redirections.
              I want unlimited redirections. Other suggestions?
              \_ they give you a sixth blanket redirection so that you
                 can redirect all other email to a 6th email address.
                 that plus procmail at the receiving email should do the
                 \_ I'd hoped to do procmail filtering based on the
                    myemail+someword - would that work with the blanket
                        \_ depends on whether someword is static or if
                           you mean for it to be dynamic?  email me if
                           you're interested in trying it with my gandi
                           domain.  When I tested it at one point, the
                           forwarding forwarded the +* info fine, and
                           procmail was fine with it. - mds
2003/2/12-7/5 [Computer/Domains] UID:27386 Activity:nil
2/12 charges for URL masking. Does anyone else do
        hosting+masking for less (godaddy is $(9+6)/yr)
2003/2/7-8 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security] UID:27337 Activity:nil
2/6     Anybody have experience with for web hosting?
        Any other recommendations for quality, affordable web hosting?
        What about hooking up my own computer to a fat pipe somewhere?
        \_ my friends like i like <DEAD><DEAD>
2003/1/6-7 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:27004 Activity:high
1/6     request to the people shortening the URLs:  can you embed
        the domain name into the shortened URL?  shortening into or if domain
        name is not available, use the ip address.  I can't be the only
        person who is hesistant about clicking something that I don't know
        where it leads me.  What if it's some porn site and I'm at work?
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD> shortens to....
           oh boy... isn't that a great improvement.
           \_ how about
              optimize for the common case.  long domain names are an
              exception not the rule.
        \_ Use mozilla tabs.  Wear headphones.  Get a better job.  Don't view
           non-work stuff on work time.
           \- ObUseLynx --psb
        \_ Don't use fucking URL shorteners! You M$ attachment, click-me
           to auto-screw-me wannabes
        \_ How about a click-through link that tells the user the
           real URL before going to it? Or a form that returns the
           real URL?
           \_ other url shorteners do the above.  use them.
2002/12/13-14 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:26809 Activity:nil
12/12   Another w2k question; when I try to join a w2k svr (sp2) to an
        existing domain, it kept on giving me 'The network location could not
        be reached' error message. This is even though I can ping the PDC,
        I can browse the content of it, etc etc. Any clues? Thx in advance.
        \_ PDC is sp2?  Same subnet?  Got WINS setup correctly?
        \_ probably a wins problem.. or if using active directory, dns
        \_ Fixed it. Server was pointing to the wrong WINS and the PDC was
           running low on RPC (it was a sub-par machine). Thx all!
2002/11/13-14 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:26528 Activity:very high
11/13   When does e-commerce really start?  Does any scholars here read
                                        \_Next Tuesday.
        any documentations about how to utilize the internet to do business?
        I just recently read that PanIP is suing all the small business
        that utilize automated shopping over the internet.  Supposedly the
        owner of PanIP has two patents describing the automated process
        of e-commerce.
        \_ "Strong English language skills required".
                \_ shut the fuck up aaron.
                \_ ??? Is that quote directed to the link ???
2002/11/5-7 [Computer/Domains] UID:26421 Activity:nil
11/05   Looking for tips on setting up DNS on a laptop which changes networks
        frequently.  I need local mail delivery, and qmail doesn't like not
        being able to resolve my local hostname.  I get DNS via dhcp for now,
        but if anyone knows of a way on unix (FreeBSD) to dynamically change
        my fqdn to <DEAD><DEAD> when I move to a new network,
        I'd appreciate it.  I don't have dynamic dns available.  Is there a
        non-messy way to do this with BIND forwarders?  I've tried running
        a local dns server which rewrites its zone files everytime it gets
        a new IP via DHCP, but it's ugly and unreliable.  -John
        \_ doesn't your local host name also need to be configured into
           qmail, or does it learn it each time via dns?  And why are you
           assuming your local host name has anythign to do with a name
           assigned to some interface address?
                \_ Sorry for the long post, I've put the details in
                   ~john/dns.  Thanks.   -John
2002/10/29-30 [Computer/HW/Memory, Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Languages] UID:26352 Activity:nil
10/28   What is the register file made up? Same as L1 (e.g. 6 transistors)?
        \_ It is made up a few hundred years after the Grimm Brother's stuff.
        \_ depends on architecture.  Usually sram array supporting dual/quad
           port read/write.
2002/10/24-26 [Computer/Domains] UID:26312 Activity:nil
10/24   Looking for a domain name registry which is not verisign.
        Where should I go, and why?                     -brain
        \_  It's cheap and they haven't screwed me.
        \_ dotster gandi or godaddy. i think godaddy is the cheapest.
                             \_ agreed.  --erikred
        \_ i like because it lets you do URL forwarding and
           mail forwarding for free. I haven't tried the others though,
           maybe they're just as good.
2002/9/26 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:26012 Activity:high
9/25    I see ppl on the internet say "gg" to each other in a derogatory
        fashion. What the fuck does that mean? Damn internet.
        \_ blame starcraft, good game
           \_ internet chess way b4 starcraft
        \_ it means vagina in mandarin.
           \_ I thought mandarin was a tonal language so it matters how you
              pronounce it, not how you spell it.
              \_ I think (s)he just made it up.
           \_ uh, it actually means penis.
2002/8/14-15 [Computer/Domains] UID:25560 Activity:nil
8/14    What's the difference between workgroup and domain?  The XP Pro
        installation screen says "A workgroup is a collection of computers that
        have the same workgroup name.  A domain is a collection of computers
        defined by a network administrator."  What the heck does that mean?
        \_ Domains are managed by a domain server.  Joining a domain
           requires Auth and provides more 'security'.  workgroups are
           open to anyone and does not require any authorization to join. -bhc
        \_ also, workgroups are broadcast on the local net only.  you can join
           a domain on another net without screwing with your routers.  you
           *can* get broadcasts to go over multiple nets but its silly.
2002/8/8 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security] UID:25524 Activity:high
8/8     If I use <DEAD><DEAD> in a root .rhosts file, can someone who controls
        DNS server in his own domain set up one of his addresses to reverse
        to <DEAD><DEAD> and get into my machine?
        \_ If you're using rsh?  Probably.  ssh, if you have it configured
           to, will check to see if the remote machine's host key is
           \_ Yes I know this wont work for ssh.  I think with rsh the only
              trick is to get him to look at your DNS server.  If you can do
              that, I think it will work.
2002/8/6 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:25506 Activity:high
8/5     "Winning an argument on the internet is like winning a gold medal
        at the Special Olympics -- even though you're the champ, you're
        still a retard."  Talk amongst yourselves.
              because you're too superior? _/
        \_ Troll, then what are you doing on the motd?  Oh yes, trolling. bye.
        \_ That you (the op) are retard has already been established,
           no need to argue about it.
        \_ I thought it was well-put.
           \_ You sound like someone who loses arguments all the time.  There's
              nothing special about the internet.  If you can't win on the net,
              you can't win in the real world either.  You're intellectually
              weak and should stick to your current career path where the big
              debate is whether or not premium makes a non-premium car run
              better or not.
              \_ Arguing between two intellectuals is one thing. But you're
                 never gonna win an argument against a person whose sole
                 argument is something like "L1Nux blows! W1nd0ze rewls!" It
                 doesn't matter how many facts and common sense points you
                 bring. You're fighting maturity, which is a no-win
                 situation. Arguing face-to-face, you at least know who
                 you're dealing with, a 45 year-old CEO or a 12 year-old punk.
2002/6/27 [Reference/History, Computer/Domains] UID:25215 Activity:nil
        \_ $15 to hang around with the female friends of pathetic geeks?
           no thanks.
2002/6/18-19 [Computer/Domains] UID:25142 Activity:moderate
6/18    So what's the best domain registrar currently for a .org domain?
        \_ There's nothing special about .org domains.
           \_ So what's a good one?  I've never done this before.
              \_ I use dotster.  It's cheap.  It works.  What more is there?
              \_ I use gandi.  It's cheap.  It works.  What more ... hrm...
        \_ I have two domains under  Cheaper than most.  I
           think it's about $8 a year.  Godaddy is also cheap, but it gives
           you bare minimum.  Not even a DNS.
           \_ No, don't do it!  They were my first choice after those Evil
              Fucks at Verisign/NS and they were actually worse!  Windows too.
        \_ checkout and easyspace
2002/6/14 [Computer/Domains] UID:25096 Activity:high
6/13    URL forwarding guy here. Domain name with dotster for $9.99, free URL
        forwarding with While looking for free url forwarding, I
        found some dns registrar that was $10/yr + free url forwarding/dns,
        so I guess you can do it all in one place... but works fine.
        Just thought I'd let you motd'ers know.
        \_ Thanks! What's your Web site? - URL forwarding guy #1 fan
           \_ I did it for a friend.
2002/6/11-12 [Computer/Domains] UID:25076 Activity:high 70%like:23483
6/11    Welcome to the VeriSign Registrar WHOIS Server.
        The IP address from which you have visited the VeriSign Registrar WHOIS
        database is contained within a list of IP addresses that may have
        failed to abide by VeriSign's WHOIS policy.  Failure to abide by this
        policy can adversely impact our systems and servers, preventing the
        processing of other WHOIS requests.
        What's a way to run whois from the soda command line that works?
        \_ there isn't you lame ass.  you got soda banned from verisign's
           whois server, you dumb ass munch.
            \_ Seriously, is there a different whois app/server setup?
                \_ dont use soda.  use *any* other machine.
        \_ works on my linux machine.
2002/6/11-12 [Computer/Domains] UID:25067 Activity:high
6/11    Anyone know of an alternative to <DEAD><DEAD> that provides domain
        names for free?
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD> (dynamic or static ips)
        \_ the site mentioned here a couple of days ago looks
           promising (although the guy seems to be in financial trouble too,
           so it's unclear how long that site will stay up)
2002/6/10-11 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security] UID:25057 Activity:kinda low
6/9     I have a geocities website and my own domainname. Is there any free
        service to do DNS+Url Redirection of my domain to geocities? I couldn't
        figure out if is what I needed. -fuless, not faithless
        \_ some domain registrars will do redirects for you as part of the
           service.  shop around.  maybe your own already does this.
        \_ I ended up using --opp
2002/4/26-27 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking] UID:24602 Activity:kinda low
4/29    recommendations for free DNS services? (i'm about to
        go through an isp/ip transfer).
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD>?
2002/4/24 [Computer/HW, Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:24567 Activity:nil 75%like:24572
4/24    Where's that URL to find a dot address's host/domain name?  Is there
        some server that shows the uptime of certain hosts?
2002/3/14-15 [Computer/Domains] UID:24116 Activity:kinda low
3/14    Will nslookup up on solaris work if the DNS IP does not have
        a hostname? I'm doing "nslookup - DNS-IP-ADDR" and it says
        non-existent host/domain and nslookup just exits.
        The DNS server is up and pingable and nslookup works fine from
        it (Cobalt Linux) -- signed, DNS newbie.
       \_ I don't know about any Solaris-specific DNS behavior, but (a)
          I find it weird that your DNS server wouldn't have an A record,
          and (b) you might want to look int dig for sorting out DNS
          problems.  -John
2002/2/16-17 [Computer/Domains] UID:23885 Activity:nil
2/15    More register is better right? What if I have a machine with 100
        registers... wouldn't it take more time when I need to save all the
        registers during a context switch?
        \_ Register files are implemented as special memories. Similar to
           memories, the larger they are, the slower they'll run. It is
           especially true in high frequency microprocessors that have
           heavily multiported register files. Larger register files also
           consume more power and require a larger specifier field in each
        \_ Yeah it'll take more time to save all the registers, but you can
           make your time slice bigger to compensate for that.
           \_ what if you have a machine with a billion registers?
              \_ You won't have enough RAM to save the states anyway.
        \_ Use register windows, like SPARC.
        \_ Or you can use a window of registers that changes as you switch
           context so you're only saving which window but nevermind.
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security, Computer/HW] UID:23850 Activity:high
2/12    Is there a good way to find all the HOSTS in an nis domain, assuming
        you have access to master and slave servers?  It would be better if
        there was a log file to parse, but I can dump network traffic too.
        \_ ypcat passwd
        \_ ypcat hosts
           \_ That doesn't do anything useful.
              \- maybe "snoop rpc ypserv" --psb
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/Domains] UID:23848 Activity:high
2/12    Is there a way to find all the internet host names (at least those
        known to my DNS server) that contain a certain string?  E.g. I want to
        find all of <DEAD><DEAD> <DEAD><DEAD> <DEAD><DEAD> etc.  Thanks.
        \_ No, think about it, you would have to query every authoritative
           DNS server in the internet.
        \_ force your DNS server to dump its database, and then grep through
            the dump file. -ERic
            \_ This will only give you the ones you already have cached.
        \_ sure, bribe someone at internic, and everywhere else
        \_ some registrars will give you a short list of similar names as
           'suggested alternatives' if the name you want is already taken
           but it's not the full db query you're looking for.  If it were
           that easy every idiot would be doing it.
2002/1/30 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW] UID:23712 Activity:high
1/29    How do I figure out what the DNS servers are?
        \_ as in what DNS servers this hosts is using or as in which servers
        \_ as in what DNS servers this host is using or as in which servers
           are authoritative for a domain? In first case, cat /etc/resolv.conf.
           In the second case, nslookup -quote=soa domainname.
           \_ The former. Thanks!
           \_ Or dig NS domainname
2002/1/7-8 [Computer/Domains] UID:23483 Activity:kinda low 70%like:25076
1/7     The IP address from which you have visited the NSI Registrar WHOIS
        database is contained within a list of IP addresses that may have
        failed to abide by Network Solutions' Whois policy.  Failure to
        abide by this policy can adversely impact our systems and servers,
        preventing the processing of other WHOIS requests.
        \_ did we do something wrong?
2001/12/23-24 [Computer/Domains] UID:23357 Activity:moderate
12/22   God, I hate Networksolutions *SO* much!  DIE! DIE! DIE!
        \_ why are you still using them? Practically everyone else
           is cheaper and suck a lot less. Try gandi:
           I'm a lot happier there. - ajani
           \_ Or even if you dont like dealing with a french company,
     or any tucows registrar.  --jon
                \_ Gandi is brilliant--you should rather judge a registrar
                   based on their TOS and conflict resolution policy.  -John
                \_ I've used before, and have been less than
                   impressed by their domain management interface. For
                   example, changing DNS servers is a bitch, and very
                   counter intuitive. As John said above, Gandi also has
                   a very nice TOS and generally seems clued. - ajani
           \_ I'm trying desperately to move my domains away from them but
              they won't let me.  I own the names from before there were any
              choices.  --desperately trying to get away from NS.
2001/11/9 [Computer/Domains] UID:22988 Activity:nil 66%like:22979
11/8    Is there any truth to this (Israeli detained for celebrating WTC)?
        \_ are you serious?  look around the website.  I don't know where
           to start, the racist christian identity site banners?
           new world order paranoiaanners?
           new world order paranoia?  ok i actually
           agree with

           \_ Well, I suppose we know where the extreme right meets the
              extreme left nowadays....
2001/10/31-11/1 [Computer/Domains] UID:22886 Activity:nil
10/31   Help with DNS!  I'm following somebody suggestion here and using
        <DEAD><DEAD>'s free DNS service.  I'm not sure what to put in
        my DNS entry.  I only want two things:
        1) and should go to ip address A (say
        2) all mail sent to should go to
        I'm looking for a sample DNS entry that does just that.  Nothing
        else.  The example they have is too complicated.  Thanks.
2001/10/13-30 [Computer/Domains] UID:22732 Activity:nil
10/13   DNS works.
2001/10/10 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/HW/Display] UID:22680 Activity:nil
10/10   Is is my network or are others having problems with  I can't ping, can't access email the last
        2 days. works.
        \_ it's you.  what does have to do with not being
           able to access your email?  soda = soda.csua = csua
           \_ well i thought so too.  But soda.b.e and csua.b.e map
              to different ip's.
        \_ It is 4:30am and the IST servers still report the old DNS info
        because they either have not been updated or the changes take a while
        to propagate. Also, if your ISP's DNS server cached old data, you might
        see odd things happen even after the changes propagate through IST DNS
        servers. Other places might already see the correct DNS info if they
        happen to use the OCF DNS server because it has already been updated to
        account for CSUA name server IP change. If it was up to me I'd do this
        change in a two step process, leaving the name server running with
        the old IP address for a few days so that at least the correct
        information for other CSUA computers would have time to propagate.
        \_ I have been having problems, too, but it is not because of DNS.
           Even with the correct IP address from the DNS server, I cannot
           log in and my traceroutes die at a router.
2001/10/9-10 [Computer/Domains, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:22673 Activity:nil
10/9    http://soda.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU now has an ip address of
        it and scotch (aka ftp) were unreachable due to miswired connections
        in the network closet from the network changeover.  it may take a
        while for new DNS information to get around.  we hope you enjoy
        (but do not abuse) the increased network capacity. --root
2001/10/5-6 [Computer/Domains, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:22635 Activity:kinda low
10/4    How come sometimes URLs work without the "www" part and sometimes
        they don't?  Thanks.
        \_ because the domain was setup that way. Kinda like saying,
           "Why does need the csua part?", cause
            it was set up that way... -M Diddy
        \_ Some sites are only on the World Wide Web because it's less
           expensive than being on the entire internet.
        \_ it's part of a vast conspiracy. wheels within wheels my friend.
        \_ is just a DNS record that ends up resolving to a
           system somewhere.  What the hell is so special about
           nothing.  just a DNS record. --jon
           \_ Sorry I was not clear on what I meant.  Sometimes when I type
    , my browser will automatically go to
              Whereas if I type, it would end up not found; and I'll
              type and it would work.      - original poster
2001/10/4 [Computer/Domains] UID:22628 Activity:nil
10/3    Anybody know of a cheap service that will redirect a registered
        domain name to some place?  I registered and I want to point to  Yahoo has such a service for
        $35/year.  I'm looking for cheaper ones.  Thanks.
        \_ do you want HTTP redirects, or just a DNS pointer making
           resolve the same as  If the latter, if you register with
 , you use their nameservers and can use their domain
           manager to do that 'for free' (its included in registration costs).
        \_ free for the first 5 domain names. I use it and
           it works well. <DEAD><DEAD> is totally free but it takes a
           longer time for changes to go through etc. is a good
           cheap registrar and they include redirection when you have your
           domain name there. But they're based in France, which according
           to one of the posts above will get bombed out of existence soon,
           so I guess you're taking your chances.
2001/8/24 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:22254 Activity:nil
8/23    Help stop the spread of Internet surveillance:
2001/8/17-19 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/Domains] UID:22153 Activity:low 71%like:21940
8/17    Another sendmail and DNS question. If A is cnamed to B and B is
        mxed to C, does mail to foo@A automatically go to the MX for B ?
        \_ Is A in the same domain as B?  i.e., is it like this
           A = <DEAD><DEAD>, is a CNAME for B = <DEAD><DEAD>
           or this
           A = <DEAD><DEAD> is a CNAME for B = <DEAD><DEAD>
           \_ Same domain, but why does that matter, as long as relaying
              rules dont come into play ?
2001/6/17-18 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:21550 Activity:high
6/17    "By linking a grading system with computers that process subsidized
        lunches, for example, educators could tell whether poorer students
        perform better with certain teachers."
        \_ huh!  computers can do that??
           \_ Oh, yeah. They even have computers on the Internet now.
              \_ I heard that the Internet Superhighway had gotten jammed up
                 from too many computers on it, but I never see any computers
                 on the highway.
              \_ Internet, eh?
                 Maude, eh?
                 \_ I'm from Canada and they say I'm slow, eh.
                 \_ Who was that Maud person, anyway?
                    \_ NetHack fans unite!  Who plays here?
2001/6/12-13 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/Networking, Computer/Domains] UID:21495 Activity:high
6/12    I hear China censors some internet messages and internet sites.
        Do they have a large staff doing this?  What are good ways to
        circumvent this?  How effective are the censors?
        \_ subliminal channels, one-time pads or possibly pepto-bismol
        \_ They can block the big sites like, but the little
           ones are more difficult and require a large stuff to monitor.
           ones are more difficult and require a large staff to monitor.
           You too can be a Communist Censor for Stability.
        \_ do they block packages like this:
           \_ I odrered one of these too, but UPS delivered mine all busted...
2001/5/25 [Computer/Domains] UID:21357 Activity:low
5/26    what's this domain policy list thing (and why did verisign shut it
        down after becoming god of .com domain?)
        \_ Because they suck and don't have to care anymore.
2001/4/28 [Computer/SW/Apps, Computer/Domains] UID:21129 Activity:nil
4/27    I'm trying to get some warez off IRC.  There are a lot of people
        advertising sites that require you to visit some other site and
        register and give them an email address.  Anybody know if they're
        \_ probably, but if you're getting something for nothing, what do you
           care?  just go register for a temporary hotmail account or something.
        \_ don't ever deal with that kind of crap. it's not worth the time
           or hassle. newsgroups and ftp pubs are the best. -1337 W@R3Z K1D
           \_ you need a good newsserver for newsgroups.  even then it will
              like panning for gold.  and pubs will be  slow and few and
                 far between.
2001/4/21-22 [Computer/Domains] UID:21045 Activity:nil
4/20    Hot Internet startups looking for new college grads:
2001/4/20-22 [Computer/Domains] UID:21036 Activity:kinda low
4/20    is there a command (like whois) to find the MX server for a domain?
        What is it?
        \_ nslookup -type=mx
        \_ dig mx [domain]
2001/4/11 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:20941 Activity:nil
4/11    Ooh look!  They have the internet on computers now.
2001/2/16-17 [Computer/Domains] UID:20613 Activity:insanely high
2/15    I'm thinking of registering a domain name for my sister as a present.
        Can anyone recommend a site to go about doing this?  Thanks.
                                                                - brendal
        \_ is awesome, they have good legal terms (see
  and quick easy www management
        \_         - seano                         - brendal
           of your domain. --aaron
        \_ you want it's $15.  you get to pay w/ a creditcard
           in euros (15$ worth of euros). - paolo
           \_ It's spelled
        \_         - seano
        \_ dotster
        \_ NOT they nickle and dime you and have a poor admin
        \_ i'm happy with - vann
        \_ <her name> Its free...
        \_ Domain Name Systems - $15 a pop.
        \_ - even cheaper -nivra
                \_ yeah they will "lease" you a domain...NSI is ass
                        \_ You think the others are selling it to you?  Don't
                           be stupid.
                            \_ fuck you, i've read the contracts. if you
                               shop around you can find reasonable reg.
                                \_ It's still a lease.  You don't "own" the
                                   domain name.  Where's your law degree from?
                                   Get a refund.
        \_ Do you want just the domain name or an actual web site (hosting)?
2001/1/29-31 [Computer/Domains] UID:20464 Activity:nil
1/28    Someone please confirm the "black wall effect" an ionizer has?
          \_ but how severe is it? is the Sharper Image shit worth getting?
2001/1/24 [Computer/Domains] UID:20410 Activity:moderate
1/23    Anybody every used for voicemail?  Good or bad
        experiences. -asb
        \_ beta tested and moving to don't use an
           answering machine anymore, I have it page me when I get vm,
           so I always know when someone's calling me at home. All the
           benefits of a cellphone with none of the downsides. Only
           problem is the personal 877 number. People call it by mistake
           and you have to clear them with support since yer on the bill.
           \_ All the benefits?  So like you can call people when you can't
              find a payphone using this?  Kick ass!
                \_ All the benefits: I can ignore twinks like you if
                   I want to.
                   \_ You can do that on a cell phone already and just how
                      many twinks are calling you that often anyway?
                        \_ it's aubie.
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/Domains, Academia/GradSchool] UID:20324 Activity:very high
1/15    how do you register for GRE? is it only computerized test nowadays?
        \_ if you register online, dont do it right before the deadline if
           you can help it.  the site gets absurdly slow.  i think it's
          \_ but it only has computer based tests, are there #2 pencil tests?
                  \_ it got phased out, I was one of the last few to take
                     then pencil.  unfortunately, I'll have to take it again
                     if I go for another grad degree...*sigh*
             \_ not a native Sodan, are you.
             \_ All General exams are computer-based.  I took the CompSci
                Subject exam in '99, and it was pencil-based then.
        \_ is this for grad skool?
          \_ yes
           \_ Yes
        \_ If you're asking the motd, you're not ready for grad sk00l. -TheMan
          \_ seems like you don't know the answer either, love it when
           a loser hides his ignorance behind someone else, answer the dudes
          question if you know , if you really are a man.
             \_ Guess ya didn't know either eh.  Proves my point.  -TheMan
                \_ Uhm, how exactly does that prove your point, goofball?
        \_ It depends, are you taking the general or the subject test?
        \_ The written/pencil tests are gone.  It's all computers now.
2001/1/6-16 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/Domains] UID:20244 Activity:low
1/5     Is there a way to get passwd map from an nis server from a machine
        not in the nis domain but is allowed to connect via securenets?
        Sort of like yppoll -h host -d domain mapname but one that returns
        the contents and not just the version of the map? Is there a way to
        do this with ypcat without running ypbind?
        \_ I like to waste time.
           \- yes there is. man yp_all. there will be a bit of a learning curve
           if you are not familar with rpc programming and you want to do
           it "right". what the "waste of the time" about? i dunno of a
           canned tool to do this. would be interested if there is one. i seem
           to remember satan does this but uses YP_FIRST and only displays
           the first map entry. --psb
           \- yes there is. man clnt_call, ypclnt/yp_all. there will be a bit
           of a learning curve if you are not familar with rpc programming and
           \- yes there is. man clnt_call, ypclnt. there will be a bit of a
           learning curve if you are not familar with rpc programming and
           you want to do it "right". i suppose i can send you the code if you
           give me some non-cracker reason you want to do this.
           i dunno of a canned tool to do this. would be interested if there
           is one. i seem to remember satan does this but uses YP_FIRST and
           only displays the first map entry.
           what the "waste of the time" comment about? --psb
           \- actually it occurs to me, there may be an easy way to do this
           with netcat. dunno how off the topof my head. --psb
2000/12/3-4 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:19984 Activity:nil
12/2    The Internet Sucks. I want to give my friend A CD, via one of the
        online sites. None of the ones I've looked at allow me to do this,
        instead they allow me to give him a gift certificate of a specified
        amount, which I find low class. I could just flip him a $20 if I
        wanted to. I'm not worried he'll spend too much of my money, and if
        he did somehow do so, I wouldn't make the same mistake twice. This
        doesn't seem too difficult, now does it?! Any suggestions? -- Marco
        \_ why don't you just give him a blank check?
                \_ uh, amazon allows you to send someone a gift.  -tom
                   \_ pretty much any online site will let you buy something
                      and have it shipped to a different address, but I don't
                      think that's what he wants.
                   \_ Obviously. I want the site to support his choosing the
                      CD, but the charge goes to my credit card. -- Marco
                      \_ Internet sucks? How many brick-and-mortar places
                         allow you to do that? And that's even f2f. Sheesh.
                         Go and try that at Raspukins.
                         Amazon allows your friend to set up a wish list
                         so you can click on it to charge to your CC.
                         Makes buying, shipping and potential returns easier.
        \_ WWW != Internet.
           \_ I didn't say anything about the WWW. Is there any Internet
              service that will do what I want?         -- Marco
              \_ e-mail him, ask him what he wants, buy it, ship it to his
2000/11/30-12/1 [Computer/Domains] UID:19955 Activity:kinda low
11/29   'nslookup <hostname>' and 'ypmatch <hostname> hosts' return the
        same thing. Are they using different mechanisms? How are they
        \_ one uses dns, the other yp.  odds are your yp server falls through
           to dns for hosts.     If not, they are synchrnoized either through
           scripts or sysadmin-vigilance.
        \_ yes. nswitch.conf.
        \_ This means that your NIS/YP server has DNS lookups enabled.
           When it does not find a host in its NIS hosts maps it goes and
           queries DNS server before giving up.
2000/11/28-30 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/Networking, Computer/Domains] UID:19931 Activity:nil
11/27   Anyone used a free lsystem implementation that worked?  All the
        internet resources seem to point to lauren lapre's version,
        and I can't get that to compile.  Thanks!
        \_ Yer welcome.  -lauren lapre
        \_ The problem is not lapre.  The problem is user error in compilation.
           \_ Care to be more specific?
                \_ Learn to compile other people's code.
2000/11/9-10 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19696 Activity:kinda low
11/9    When you telnet to elaine.stanfurd or tree it uses some
        sort of rotating dns alias. How does one set that up?
        \_ One has multiple address entries for the same hostname.
           Look for "DNS Round Robin"   -muchandr
        \_ Just list all the addresses and let BIND do the rest.
  also does this.
2000/10/21-22 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:19539 Activity:nil
10/20   whois
        \_ whois
        \_ whois
        \_ whois
        \_ pointP
           \_ nothing special about pointP.
2000/8/20-22 [Computer/Domains] UID:19053 Activity:low
8/20    What's a good cheap provider for dedicated web hosting? I need about
        20 mb of disk and a domain name and prefer to deal with nice people.
        Looking for something in the $15-$40/mo price range.
        \_ I'm using both and  Unfortunately
           was bought out by verio, and they are slowly killing it.
           I didn't have any problems with  They are cheap --
           I didn't have any problems with  they are cheap --
           I signed up when they had a $5/mo promotion.
2000/8/15-16 [Computer/Domains] UID:18996 Activity:moderate
8/14    Hi I have a domain name I want to offer for sale.
        Anybody have an idea where I get started?
        \_ What domain?
2000/8/1-2 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:18843 Activity:nil
        \_ "It's just a packet sniffer... We call ours Sniffy"
           Fucking morons, who the fuck do they think they're kidding?
2000/7/29 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:18815 Activity:nil
7/28    Why are transista' stashuns allowed t'play beat?  Stupid quesshun,
        yes, but I's interested in de royalty situashun.  Can anybody
        broadcast beat (assumin' some fcc license) o' are dere rules
        regardin' quality degradashun (say fo' internet streamin'
        \_ plannin' some internet transista' stashun?
        \_ Not 'esactly.  Slap mah fro!  But whut's t'stop me fum broadcastin'
           at 192mhz and havin' sucka's copy songs dey likes?
           \_ ah' see da damn point.  But wid Napster, ya' git beat on
              demand.  Radio, only certain songs git played.
              And if it gits popular enough, puh'haps de reco'd
              industry gots'ta come and git ya'.
    \_ Radio stashuns keep some reco'd uh which songs dey play, and submit
        royalties t'ascap o' bmi fo' each play.  Slap mah fro!
        \_ http, dig dis://www.riaa.  <DEAD><DEAD> 'esplains how t'get licenses
           fo' broadcastin' & streamin'/webcastin'
2000/7/26-27 [Computer/Domains] UID:18781 Activity:high
7/24    I'm setting up my (lame mac) mailserver to block relaying from all IPs
        except X,Y & Z. I have someone who dials in to concentric that i want
        to allow and am willing to let all concentric users in order to do so.
        However, mean ol' concentric won't tell me what IPs they give out to
        dial up users.  How can i find out which I.P. blocks concentric owns?
        \_ whois -h <IP address>
            \_ that's great, now i just need to do that for every possible
                ip address and keep track of which ones concentric owns.  TX!
               \_ Pick a concentric address, any address. Then do a whois
                  on it. Pay special attention to the "Netblock" field.
                   \_ o.k. that tells me which block that ip address is in
                      which is helpful, but they likely own other blocks
                        as well.  Is there a way to find that out?
                      \_ whois -h concentric
                         You might have better luck running whois on a known
                         dialup IP address.
                          \_ no, that worked perfect, thanks!
2000/6/21-22 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW] UID:18503 Activity:moderate
6/20    What's the best way to un-ROT13 a file?
        \_ "rot13 filename", but you knew that, right?
            \_ http://soda.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU% which rot13
               rot13: Command not found.
               \_ % locate rot13
2000/4/26 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking] UID:18122 Activity:high 72%like:18124
4/26    Does anyone know of a product that can route more than one domain
        on one ip?  I know this is possible with virtual hosting.  Im trying
        to set up three computers I can telnet to on my DSL line, which only
        comes with one static ip.
        \_ I know Win2K server can do this, because I have it working now
           with your situation.  Incidentally, I asked the same question
           on the motd half a year ago and the responses I got were
           the equivalent of "huh, fux0r?" and "fux0r me".
           \_ uh, the "product" that can "route" more than one domain to
              one IP is called "DNS", and that doesn't stand for "Digital
              Nervous System" you stooge.  -tom
              \_ tom, as you've pointed out, the question has some problems.
                 Nevertheless, you can set up Win2K server to route
                 telnets to your single DSL IP to an IP in your internal LAN.
2000/3/29-30 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:17883 Activity:kinda low
3/28    What's that one unix command that displays relevant info to
        a domain name (adminstrative contact, snail mail address, etc..)?
        \_ whois
           \_ telnet whois (then use the dom command).
2000/3/20-22 [Computer/Domains] UID:17808 Activity:moderate
3/20    Anyone have suggestions for good service to register domain name?
        Reasons you like it?
        \_ .  it worked. - paolo
        \_, far superior account management
           \_ make sure you want to purchase domain name, they
            will steal your idea if you don't claim it. They store
            what people search, and if it sounds good, they suddenly
            claim it. Happened a lot. Stealing people's ideas. monopoly abuse.
            \_ How do you know it isn't the case that someone else
               thought of your domain name on their home?
                \_ Radio waves!  They're controlling my mind!!! AAAUUUGGGHHH!!!
2000/3/16-17 [Computer/Domains] UID:17771 Activity:nil
3/15    VeriSign+Thawte+NetworkSolutions=one company.
        Why isn't anyone protesting the monopoly?
        \_ everytime i search for a domain name, it isn't there.
         then a few days later, they claim it.. stealing peoples ideas
        \_ There are competitors for them all now. We should be protesting the
           ICANN meta-monopoly on DNS registration companies. Or doing
           something about it: But netsol is
           irrelevent as a monopoly at this point.
2000/2/29 [Computer/Domains] UID:17654 Activity:nil
2/29    I think the NETWORK SOLUTIONs (domain registration) is ripping
        off people's ideas. Whenever I see if a domain name exists,
        it doesn,t but a few days later it is taken and registered
        by themselves ( which runs the US Dept of
        commerce sites. I had idea for a domain name christfiles,
        in may i searched if it existed, it didn't but was registed
        by networksolutions immediately after. Then I had an idea for
        my own company (about a year ago), (since my
        last name is reza, it didn't exists when i ran it through
        their whois site. Now networksolutions owns it. It's their
        site. I really feel they are using what people search for
        domain names and then registering them for themselves so
        they could sell it back to the person with the idea. Dunno
        what to do because I can't prove it but I know it's happening. - turin
2000/2/18-21 [Computer/Domains] UID:17558 Activity:nil
2/18    Let's say I register with NIC a new domain name and have an ISP.
        How many hours will it take to get it running?
        \_ Depends what time of day - the root name servers reload once
           a day, in the middle of the night US time.
2000/1/24-25 [Computer/Domains] UID:17311 Activity:kinda low
1.23    Wanting to register a domain name, can anyone suggest a company
        that can do it ! (i heard they have bad support)
        - paolo
          \_Awful support.  I mistyped a phone number and rather than
            email me or even send snail mail they just let the domain
            stay open for about a month.  A 2 hour phone call eventually
            resolved the issue.
        \_ is cheap ($15/year). I've heard that
           has a nice Web Interface to managing e-mail forwarding, DNS, etc.
           If you go with Networksol, don't forget to use Guardian. -slow
           \_ Guardian?
                 Make sure you don't stick with the default MAIL-FROM or
                 else someone is going to control your domain soon.
                 (I think BugTraq talked about this recently). -slow
        \_ a friend of mine used to register a domain name,
           host a web site, and do some mail forwarding
1999/8/16-18 [Computer/Domains] UID:16321 Activity:nil
        \_  this is on domain name price wars
1999/7/5-6 [Computer/Domains] UID:16075 Activity:low
7/5     What's the best way to register a domain name nowadays with the
        new shared registration system?
        \_ The ICANN plan has been delayed.  NSI is still your only choice.
1999/4/27-28 [Computer/Domains] UID:15705 Activity:nil
4/26    Anybody tried to grab a domain lately?  How long did it take for you?
        I used to get an email within 24 hours after I submit a request. It
        has been 2 days already and I still haven't gotten anything.
        \_ I've waited weeks while continually harrassing the Internic by
           phone. Two days is nothing. Give them a call in a few more
           days. --dim
           \_ can anybody explain why <DEAD><DEAD> was up and running
              within a couple of days after the shooting and I can't even
              get a reply mail from internic?  Special priority for murder
              related sites?
                \_ right after the Heaven's Gate suicides there was a parody
                   site up within 48 hours along with it's new domain. I emailed
                   them about how they did it but they wouldn't answer. I'd like
                   to know how they do this.
                \_ It's all part of a grand global conspiracy -- internic
                   was in on Littleton, too.  Those teens were duped by
                   corporate execs using mind-control rays.
1999/3/1 [Computer/Domains] UID:15503 Activity:nil
3/1     Some domains registered by Disney:
        \_ Is there a way to find out info like this -- namely what
           domain names were registered by a given user -- besides random
           guessing? I tried "whois" but none of the above came out so I'm
           curious how that info was obtained. --klee
           \_ I did whois <DEAD><DEAD> on csua and it worked.
              \_ I meant if you type "whois disney"
           \_ check out <DEAD><DEAD> --genie
1999/2/8-9 [Computer/Domains] UID:15376 Activity:low
2/8     Does anyone have any experience dealing with internic in a non-email
        way from Fall 1996-Spring 1997?  Specifically domain name transfers,
        but other things would be useful too.  - seidl
        \_ Internic is STUPID & INCOMPETENT and its employees need2B sodomized
1999/2/8-9 [Computer/Domains] UID:15375 Activity:low
2/8     Can anyone recommend a good & cheap web hosting provider to park domain
        names?  All I want to do is have a page up for a domain name, don't need
        a lot of disk or cgi access. Thanks. --shieh
        \_ My provider is only like 8$/mo and 25megs. decent support.
        \_ Avoid autobahn.  They're too cheap & stupid to know what a tape
           drive is used for.
1999/2/3-5 [Computer/Domains] UID:15354 Activity:high
2/3     Can someone explain why Internic, with its domain name monopoly and
        shitload of revenue, now can't handle the volume of domain name
        registration? I've had to submit form multiple times just to get
        something done.
        \_ They're blaming it on domain speculators. -ERic
           \_ Domain spammers suck. Some folks get a big ol' list of domains,
              run whois on each, find the domains on hold, and automatically
              send off registration letters for every one it finds. 100,000
              domain registrations popping up in the queue could slow things
              down somewhat...
                \_ Gee, you'd think that $3.5 million in cash, which is what
                \_ Gee, you'd think thatte $3.5 million in cash, which is what
                   InterNIC would get if someone did this for 100,000 domains,
                   would be able to pay for more staff.  -tom
                   \_ problem is they generally don't pay for the domains, they
                      just register them and wait for the internic to bill.
                      When the internic puts the domain on hold for lack of pmt
                      then they just reregister it, and the cycle continues..
                    \_ They should just start banning people.  Like, you need
                       to sign up to get an InterNIC ID and then use that ID
                       to register names.  You pay for the ID.  You can lose
                       your ID for being an asshole.  End of story.  You can't
                       get your ID activated until payment clears and can't
                       have an ID "on hold".  Payment would be like $5 just to
                       generate paperwork and get info on these pricks.
           \_ Internic just can't handle the stress             -dom speculator
1998/11/9 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW] UID:14934 Activity:high
11/09   Last time someone posted where to look for servers on a remote domain
        like UCSF or someother school.  Does someone remember which file to
        look for?  Something in /etc/...?
        \_ What are you trying to find out?
1998/11/9-11 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking] UID:14932 Activity:kinda low
11/09   How do I go from a domain name to a numeric IP address?
        \_ nslookup, host, or dig
        \_ gethostbyname
                \_ CSUA: gethostbyname
                   gethostbyname: Command not found.
                   \_ gethostbyname(3), silly.  man 3 gethostbyname
                        \_ CSUA: man 3 gethostbyname
                           No entry for gethostbyname in section 3 of the manual
                           \_ What's your MANPATH?
        \_ DNS
1998/10/29-31 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:14854 Activity:nil
10/28   Happy birtday to Bill Gates.
        \_ I'll send him a Linux CD.
           \_ no don't. if you do he'll have the linux OS copyrighted under
              microsoft and then we'll all have to pay for linux not to
              mention that it will actually start crashing.  and we won't
              be able to do anything about it because if you do their
              lawyers will sue you blind.
        \_ I wonder if there's a way to change every single DNS entry in
           the world so that it gives them netscape's DNS entry.
           \_ There used to be a bug in named tht you could do that with.
             Most nameservers sould have it patched by now. The guy who used
             it to hijack got his sorry ass in BIG trouble.
           \_ Do you mean the real DNS or the stupid "Digital Nervous System"
              of Gates'?  -- yuen
1998/6/26-27 [Computer/SW/Database, Computer/Domains] UID:14254 Activity:moderate
6/25    how do you do this w/ a shell "foreach" or equiv?:
        for ($i=0;$i<127;$i++) {
          print "$i: ",`whois -h ${i}.0.0.0 | head -1`;
        \_ csh: --jsjacob
        % @ n=0
        % while ($n < 127)
        while? echo "${n}: `whois -h ${n}.0.0.0 | head -1`"
        while? @ n++
        while? end
        \_ sh: -- schoen
        $ N=1; while [ $N -lt 127 ]
        > do echo "$N, `whois -h $N.0.0.0 | head -1`"
        > N=`expr $N + 1`
        > done
          \_ However, there is a limit on the query rate in practice, which
             makes this not work quite right.
             \_ A 5 second delay is sufficient
          \_ Aren't there others besides  Can't you do
             host ${n}.0.0.0 | head -l
             \_ it's head -1, not head -l!
             \_ It's not finding a host in DNS, it's finding a network in whois
             \_ Use instead. Faster server.
        \- jot 128 0 --psb
1998/2/18 [Computer/Domains] UID:13692 Activity:nil
02/17   Anyone know how to track email sent from a remailer?  I've tracked the
        message to what I think is the host computer.  It gives a message ID
        and the domain name.  Any ideas?
1998/2/18 [Computer/Domains] UID:13689 Activity:high
02/17   Gates says DNS is "digital nervous system" for networks of personal
        computers.  -- yuen
        \_ you left out "and so he invented 'DNS'"
                        \_ no he didn't - not alone at least - other people
                           at Micro$oft helped...
        \_ digital_nervous_system: get your competitors to use it, so that
             you can be the only one left standing.
1998/1/21 [Computer/Domains] UID:13540 Activity:nil
1-21    Any idea on how to register a .su domain?  -John
1997/12/3 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/Domains] UID:32175 Activity:nil
12/1    Why does pine now require fully qualified hostnames for other
        computers in the domain?
        \_ Name resolution weirdness being investigated.
1997/8/19-11/19 [Computer/SW, Computer/Domains] UID:32157 Activity:nil 57%like:13517
                      Welcome to http://Soda.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
            A service provided exclusively for the members of the
         Computer Science Undergraduate Association at U.C. Berkeley
1996/11/16 [Computer/Domains, Industry/Startup] UID:32008 Activity:nil
11/14   All these litigations over .com domain names can be easily
        circumvented by allowing only registered/trademarked names
        to qualify for .com and then either create a separate TLD,
        say, .prv, or overloading .org, for those that aren't
        qualified.  -- cmlee
        \_ FALSE.  Multiple companies can trademark the same name in
         different industries.  For instance, Anheuser-Busch
         lost a lawsuit trying to keep florists from using the
         name "Bud Lite" because the court ruled it wasn't in
         competition with the beer.  Also, what country do you
         make the authoritative trademark decision maker for the
         world?  Many .com domains are outside the US, and different
         countries have different trademark laws. For many more
         reasons this is a bad idea, see
         \_ I hopped over and guess what I found in weblaw.sht?
            "Among other things, it is wise to obtain a trademark
            registration for the domain name immediately if one
            has not already done so."
            I am simply suggesting making it a requirement for
            .com TLD.  Sure companies are gonna sue each other,
            as they've done for ages.  But let them do it in the
            court of trademark law (internationally if necessary).
            Then for individuals place them in separate TLD or overload
            say .org so they don't get sued by the big boys. -- cmlee
            \_ so I've got to file for a trademark if I want a .com
        address for my web authoring business?
        \_ If you want a .com address you should be at least a
           registered company, which means most potential (not
           all) name conflicts would have been checked out
           by the time you finally receive your license.
           If you just want a .prv address then you get it
           on first-come-first-serve basis.  -- cmlee
           \_ hardly.  There are thousands of companies across
              america whose names conflict with other companies,
              but they don't care because they aren't in the
              same market.
              \_ yer just stating the obvious.  i am talking
          about on the web.  if there's any conflict
          over domain names, it'll be resolved by
          those company lawyers, who has to worry
          trademark laws.  and i'll bet a dollar most
          will settle by arbitration instead of in
          the court.
         \_ So I guess hh is in trouble now for snagging all those
            proprietary domain names to sell back to companies. :)
                   \_ it sounds like there is a fundamental misunderstanding
                      in that companies don't just trademark their
                      company names - they also trademark product names,
                      service names, combo product-service package names,
                      as well as ad slogans... so if I want to pick a
                      domain name, I have to avoid all those possible
                      trademarks, on an international level?  I don't
                      think so.  Also, trademarks run out after a number
                      of years if you don't use it. - mas
          \_  Only in US -muchandr
        \_ The sad reality is that if you DON'T get a trademark
           on your domain name, you risk losing it. Thats why
           NSI recommends trademarking it, not because you're
           required to trademark the domain name.  NSI's policy
           is to just suspend the domain and let the courts
           decide. Meanwhile the domain is basically dead. -ERic
1995/1/5 [Computer/Domains] UID:31693 Activity:nil
1/5     Since there is infocal online to check schedules of classes,
        why can't we register classes online as well?  Anyone know whom
        we should address this suggestion to?
        \_mail it to /dev/null, because they're too fucking to do something
          that might possibly even be useful, and even if they did, it would
          probably be done by IS&T and they'd fuck it up so fucking bad.
        \_Get a clue. UC is not going to bust their butts so a few computer
          nerds can enroll without ever leaving their terminals.
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