[linux-elitists] DJB ruckus du jour
Wed Nov 13 16:22:43 PST 2002
Quoting Michael Bacarella (email@example.com):
> I realize that some folks have personal beef with him but
> this is just getting silly.
Suggestion: Dismiss technical issues as interpersonal squabbles.
It's easier than thinking.
Oh, wait! You've already discovered that. Right, carry on, then.
> 1. Offsite nameservers are somewhat ineffective unless you have other
> offsite services as well.
Congratulations! You've just reverse-engineered the logic underlying
having offsite backup MX hosts. Welcome to the 1980s. Here's your
> One of the most common name resolution problems I've debugged has
> to do with third party nameservers giving out bogus information.
(Note: "Third party nameserver" is DJBware-cult jargon for what the
rest of the world calls offsite backup nameservice.)
Hey, here's a tip: Let's deal with the problem of buggy offsite backup
nameservice by having _zero_ offsite backup nameservice. That'll be
tons better, guys!
Cheers, Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
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