What's going on with python.org

Ben McGinnes ben at adversary.org
Sun Dec 21 09:56:21 CET 2003


Aahz(aahz at pythoncraft.com)@Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 12:20:46AM -0500:
> In article <56f42e53.0312192013.333cfeef at posting.google.com>,
> sebb <sebb at linuxcult.com> wrote:
> >
> >Just want to know why python.org is down.
> 
> Tell your DNS provider to do a reload.

Given it was just a slightly broken re-delegation, it's more feasible
for most people to have waited for usual DNS propagation than try to
convince their upstreams/ISPs to reload their DNS servers for one
non-local domain's benefit.  Most ISP staff would take one look at
such a request and snicker.

Alternatively, if one uses some form of *nix, there are at least a
couple of ways to get around this.


Regards,
Ben
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