[plug] iinet freezone

Niffum bulkniffum at iinet.net.au
Fri Jan 9 00:00:28 WST 2009

I was starting to think i was alone with the DNS problem.  I may be 
incorrect in assuming this but based on what i have seen, when you 
allocate IP's via DHCP for your lan and you allocate two DNS servers, 
it appears to choose one of the servers at random... if it happened 
to choose a dead DNS server, game over.  This is just an assumption.

What is funny is that i was going through my email and funny enough i 
got an email dated today, the 8th of January which had this inside it:

         Customers in WA may briefly be unable to access web sites. 
Affected customers will notice that pages
         time out when browsing the web, or sites are unreachable.

At 09:59 PM 8/01/2009, you wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 7:54 PM, William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 00:26 +0900, Niffum wrote:
> >> Looks like i missed something... Here I was thinking that the 'free
> > ...
> >
> > You might want to look closer at your setup - iinet dns etc all work
> > fine other than rare glitches so you might have problems your side.
>I'd disagree; based on my anecdotal experience iinet DNS is a bit
>dicky sometimes. I've had customers independently come to me and ask
>for recommendations of other servers based on problems they've been
>seeing. The symptoms are basically that random stuff intermittently
>returns NXDOMAIN (iirc); as soon as you switch to Telstra, or Optus,
>or even OpenDNS everything works fine.
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