[IMC-NYC-Tech] site back
utunga at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 20:24:39 PDT 2005
FWIW (not much) there appears to be a common wisdom that "CNAMES" are
one of those things that are tempting to use but much more dangerous
to use than you might think.
I suggest we avoid them in the furture - with the way things are at
indymedia, something that requires very strict process control at both
ends of the atlantic (say) is not a good thing to be doing. better to
just have all the data where one can find it (ie stick to standard A
records at all times).
" Be very careful when altering your DNS settings and be sure you know
what you are trying to accomplish! If you were to remove the 'www'
record for instance, your web forwarding (if appropriate) would
fail... You cannot have duplicate A and CNAME entries"
"• Be careful using CNAME records. Only persons highly familiar with
DNS should attempt to use CNAMES, or you could create routing problems
for all of your DNS information including your Web site and E-mail."
60 results on google for CNAME indymedia down..
Just a suggestion for our future paranoia. Tempiting and alluring, but
look away, look away!
On Apr 5, 2005 11:05 PM, mike castleman <m at mlcastle.net> wrote:
> as of about 10.30pm, the site is back.
> problem was due to a DNS issue: nyc.indymedia.org was (until now) a
> CNAME to axxs.org. axxs.org moved at about 2-3pm (US Eastern Daylight
> time), but nyc.indy was not moved with it. so now nyc.indymedia.org is a
> plain old A record pointing to the "old" machine.
> I'm not particularly interested in migrating our dada install to the new
> axxs machine, given that our Mir migration seems like it might be
> imminent. If folks disagree, holler.
> mike castleman, m at mlcastle.net
> http://mlcastle.net/ - tel:+1-646-382-7220
> $ make install not war
> imc-nyc-tech mailing list
> imc-nyc-tech at lists.indymedia.org
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