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May
25
comment ERR_ICANN_NAME_COLLISION when trying to use localhost .dev in Chrome
/etc/hosts entries for a TLD you don't own are still a bad idea due to DNS leakage. A hostname typo will result in the real DNS servers for your "appropriated" domain being queried. From there what happens is anyone's guess; NXDOMAIN response if your luck continues, or wildcard DNS responses redirecting browsers to malware sites if you're not. If you are going to do this, make sure to edit all of your /etc/resolv.conf files to remove the domain that you don't own from the search path.
Jan
31
comment Norton 360 watermark issue
@PinkMonkeyBird Please remember to accept the answer if it helped you.
Jan
29
answered How can a host connect to a domain if the domain address changes and the entry is still cached?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
comment Why would xbcd.com resolve to the localhost (127.0.0.1) on Linux (Ubuntu) and Android?
For that matter, there's nothing to stop you from returning a NS record with private IP space (127.0.0.1, 10.0.0.1, etc.) and tricking a recursive nameserver into passing queries along. BIND does not make any assumption about what IP spaces are bogus for authoritative lookups, and it must be specifically instructed to discard these NS records via the server directive.
Jul
25
comment How to ignore a specific SMART error
To use an analogy, this is the equivalent of asking how to make a smoke detector ignore a fire that hasn't spread from the bedroom yet. Get out of the house already.
Apr
28
comment Why do DNS service discovery queries for private networks get sent to my ISP?
The in-addr.arpa suffix made this a reverse DNS question at its core, particularly because you were also inquiring about prisoner.iana.org -- the blackholing servers. At that point I was trying to tool the question toward being reusable for future dupe-closing. Regarding topicality, this involved observations made on a personal device, and reverse DNS (in-addr.arpa) leaking out to your ISP. Please consult meta.SF if you have further questions, this has been discussed exhaustively.
Apr
28
answered Why do DNS service discovery queries for private networks get sent to my ISP?
Apr
28
comment Why do DNS service discovery queries for private networks get sent to my ISP?
This is off-topic for ServerFault. I'm going to answer anyway because I don't see a dupe close candidate on SuperUser. (where this should be migrated to)
Mar
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
22
comment Onenote shortcut to change mouse cursor from pen mode to text mode
URL link is dead.
Aug
14
awarded  Critic
Aug
10
comment 501 Not Implemented error
Potentially, but it also changes your starting point. This is a very unusual response and very unlikely to come from a stock Apache config. It's likely an interaction with something else within the development environment, which isn't topical for us to pursue here.
Aug
10
comment 501 Not Implemented error
WAMP is not considered very on-topic for ServerFault; refer to this and this. I'm flagging this for migration.
Aug
2
answered no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related
Aug
2
comment no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related
RE: tcpdump... tcpdump -i ethX -n -s 128 port domain
Aug
2
comment no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related
Confirm the contents of resolv.conf?
Aug
2
comment no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related
Keep in mind that this is DNS...UDP carries the majority of the weight, unless we're dealing with oversized queries. (i.e. EDNS)
Jul
3
comment Apache DNS Resolves Slow on Route53 Configuration
Your authority is fine, I ran the SOA query against www. instead of the base domain. Answer has been edited.
Jul
3
comment Apache DNS Resolves Slow on Route53 Configuration
@Michael I can, and +trace works, but something is jacked on these DNS servers. I've elaborated within the answer.