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Name servers

Hello,

My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down and
we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
happens again?

Thank you.

Eric


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Re: Name servers

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:57:27 +0000, Eric wrote:

> Hello,
>
> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down
> and we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that
> doesn't check the sender's address validity) and receive emails. Is
> there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
> happens again?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric


I think you can point at ns1.dyndns.org

Jim
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Re: Name servers

4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3

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Re: Name servers

Can't you just tell everyone who might go to your site to edit their hosts
files?

"Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote in message
news:bUjzi.5781$pG6.4445@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Hello,
>
> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down and
> we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
> check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
> happens again?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric
>



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Re: Name servers

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:57:27 +0000, Eric wrote:

> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down and
> we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
> check the sender's address validity) and receive emails. Is there out
> there free (or not) name server services that I could add to the list of
> my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this happens again?


Your ISP should have DNS servers you can use for resolving. For hosting
your domain, instead of using your own DNS servers, you can look into
www.dnsmadeeasy.com. We use them, and they're pretty cheap, just $30/yr.

--
Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do."

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Re: Name servers

I am more concerned about email .

"Craig" <tech@no-spam.novoco.com> wrote in message
news:VUkzi.5837$pG6.4988@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Can't you just tell everyone who might go to your site to edit their hosts
> files?
>
> "Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:bUjzi.5781$pG6.4445@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down
>> and we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that
>> doesn't check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
>> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
>> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
>> happens again?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Eric
>>

>
>



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Re: Name servers

Joe,

My website and email server are hosted by a service different than the ISP
and they are providing the 2 name servers currently down. I was hoping to
find a way to just add a 3rd name server (handled by a seperate service) to
my domain settings to avoid the problem I am having today.
I am no DNS expert, I learn as I go...

Thank you.

Eric


"Joseph Marton" <jmartonNO@SPAMhsemuni.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2007.08.23.19.22.45.372972@SPAMhsemuni.com...
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:57:27 +0000, Eric wrote:
>
>> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down
>> and
>> we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
>> check the sender's address validity) and receive emails. Is there out
>> there free (or not) name server services that I could add to the list of
>> my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this happens again?

>
> Your ISP should have DNS servers you can use for resolving. For hosting
> your domain, instead of using your own DNS servers, you can look into
> www.dnsmadeeasy.com. We use them, and they're pretty cheap, just $30/yr.
>
> --
> Joe
> "Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
> who do."
>



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Re: Name servers

Oh...then add MX records to everyone's machines! I don't think LMHosts
would work.

Just kidding.



"Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote in message
news:xdlzi.5858$pG6.3958@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>I am more concerned about email .
>
> "Craig" <tech@no-spam.novoco.com> wrote in message
> news:VUkzi.5837$pG6.4988@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>> Can't you just tell everyone who might go to your site to edit their
>> hosts files?
>>
>> "Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote in message
>> news:bUjzi.5781$pG6.4445@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down
>>> and we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that
>>> doesn't check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
>>> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add
>>> to the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case
>>> this happens again?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Eric
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Re: Name servers

Eric wrote:

> Hello,
>
> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down and
> we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
> check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
> happens again?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric


One thought on future ISP evaluation criteria is looking at the IP addresses
they give you for their DNS servers. Usually they will give you 2. From
this you can get some idea of how much thought they have put into fault
tolerance. If the addresses seem to be on the same subnet then they
probably have not thought about it much. Yes they have 2 servers, yes they
have redundancy, until a router (or other network infrastructure goes
down).

Maybe another checkbox to add to the list when evaluating ISPs.

J


--
Pye, James Pye, chmod 007, The Ultimate Open Source

You know it's going to be a bad day when you hear
"Transporter Malfunction" while being demolecularised.
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Re: Name servers

http://www.opendns.com/ ?

Eric wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down and
> we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
> check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
> happens again?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric
>
>

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Re: Name servers

Craig, that is the funniest thing I ever read on this forum.



> Can't you just tell everyone who might go to your site to edit their hosts
> files?
>
> "Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:bUjzi.5781$pG6.4445@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down
>> and we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that
>> doesn't check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
>> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
>> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
>> happens again?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Eric
>>


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Re: Name servers

Why don't you get a static ip for your internet connection at home and run
your own on sles or netware?

Eric wrote:

> Hello,
>
> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down and
> we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that doesn't
> check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add to
> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
> happens again?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric


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Re: Name servers

Thanks! (I WAS joking.....) 🙂


"Alberto de_la_Torre" <adelatorre@netfixers.com> wrote in message
news:__Ezi.520$US1.81@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Craig, that is the funniest thing I ever read on this forum.
>
>
>
>> Can't you just tell everyone who might go to your site to edit their
>> hosts
>> files?
>>
>> "Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote in message
>> news:bUjzi.5781$pG6.4445@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> My 2 name servers are currently down, meaning that our website is down
>>> and we can't send (we can now after I setup a local SMTP server that
>>> doesn't check the sender's address validity) and receive emails.
>>> Is there out there free (or not) name server services that I could add
>>> to
>>> the list of my domain name servers as a 3rd or 4th backup in case this
>>> happens again?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Eric
>>>

>



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