Comcast DNS snafu

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I spent Sunday evening troubleshooting what amounted to a major DNS blowup, compliments of Comcast. What is disappointing (Frank Eliason) aside is that the Comcast is the largest ISP in the US. These types of outages are not supposed to occur. Moreover, there was no public announcement as to the cause of the failure.

No microblog apologies nada, zilch. Luckily for me, I limited the damage significantly simply by using public DNS option. GOOG , OpenDNS and several others offer DNS servers for public consumption.

The funny thing is that I had just finished listening to a VoIP Users Conference (VUC) netcast and recalled that a couple of listeners opined about the woes of Comcast and its fragile DNS offerings.

I do plan to demand reimbursement for lost revenues ;-)

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