[CrackMonkey] We apologise for the inconvenience.
nick at zork.net
Sat Jan 29 13:32:45 PST 2000
Here's the situation:
The primary DNS for zork.net and crackmonkey.org is
linuxmafia.com (thank you, Rick!). The secondary used to be a machine
at Seattle Software Labs (now Watchguard Technologies). It was a nice
arrangement. The secondary was on another power grid (Seattle City
Light makes electricity WORK, unlike PG&E) and another RBOC. Plus,
Phil worked there, which made getting updates a snap.
Phil now works for some buttfuck javur startup in North Beach.
Watchguard underwent silently removed my domains from their server,
and then PacBell (PG&E's buck-toothed brother and son) cut the line on
the imat.com network (which hosts, among other things, linuxmafia.com
So for three days, Zork had no nameservice. The burning
detail is that I use rather heavy security on my zones to keep people
from spoofing the NIC and grabbing my domains. So, until I had the
ability to receive mail at zork.net, I could not fix things.
So I mailed watchguard, hoping to get ahold of an admin who
could do a zone transfer of zork.net just long enough for me to remove
watchguard's machine from my NIC entries.
Unfortunately my mail setup was so hopelessly screwed up at
this point that multiple copies went out. Tant pis, Mr. White.
Yes, this WILL go up on the fan mail page, and I am thinking
of putting a "Special thanks to Watchguard Technologies" link up on
the front page. Bonus points if Phil can get me the man's home phone
number. What a collossal J. Buttfuck Pinstripe.
From: Kevin White <kevin.white at watchguard.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 16:24:11 -0800
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I received your request for assistance hosting your DNS. In fact, I
discovered multiple emails and a voice mail when I returned to my desk at
the end of the day. Bear with me while I recap my perspective on the
situation. I know precious little about you, your sites and how we came to
host DNS for them.
Many months ago, during routine maintenance we discovered a number of
domains in our DNS that we had no explanation for. I asked one of my
co-workers to investigate them to see if we had a legitimate business reason
for providing the service. A simple check revealed your name associated
with most of the domains in question.
One of my co-workers was tasked with looking for web sites associated with
those domains that might explain a link between our organization and these
sites. The first stop was www.crackmonkey.org. While accessing the site
the machine used to access the site experienced major OS problems. A return
visit to the site and a check of the source revealed code that exploited a
known hole in the MS implementation of Java.
At that time we decided we could not afford to be associated with any of
these sites and removed the DNS entries.
I am sure that you are anxious to re-establish communication for your
domains. Based on personal experience your quickest solution to regaining
control is to phone the Internic. They can have it resolved in a matter of
a couple of days. Without a compelling argument to re-establish the
secondary DNS service for these domains we can not grant your request.
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