[rc5] The Situation

Al Sutton al at alsutton.com
Thu May 29 10:09:45 EDT 1997


I've just noticed that both the primary and secondary Nameservers are in
the same place, should we not look at setting up an off-site secondary
name server so that we can avoid problems like this?

Al.

Friedemann Baitinger wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 25 May 1997, Jeff Lawson wrote:
> 
> > Apparently a major network connectivity problem (hardware wise) is causing
> > IIT.EDU to be unreachable to much of the world(distributed.net is hosted on
> > campus).
> 
> [...]
> 
> 
> > Please continue your RC5 efforts.  If you were previously relying upon the
> > rc5proxy.distributed.net DNS alias, you may find that you can no longer
> > resolve it.  If this is the case, you can still use rc5.ethereal.net as a
> > round-robin alias.  For reference, below is the current list of operating
> > proxies.
> >
> > 128.101.162.50    (x162-50.chem.umn.edu)
> > 128.149.135.204   (kidsat-pc.jpl.nasa.gov)
> > 199.45.111.6      (crack.it.ca)
> > 207.43.209.10     (rc5.slacker.com)
> > 205.149.163.212   (rc5.best.net=famine.noc.best.net)
> > 207.158.192.53    (outland.hway.net)
> 
>                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> As you suggested, I picked one from this list but I am still getting
> this:
> 
> rc5-56-client: Notifying Key Server ``outland.hway.net''
> rc5-56-client: Error notifying server.
> rc5-56-client: Sleeping 1 minute...
> rc5-56-client: Notifying Key Server ``outland.hway.net''
> rc5-56-client: Error notifying server.
> rc5-56-client: Sleeping 1 minute...
> rc5-56-client: Notifying Key Server ``outland.hway.net''
> rc5-56-client: Error notifying server.
> rc5-56-client: Sleeping 1 minute...
> rc5-56-client: Notifying Key Server ``outland.hway.net''
> rc5-56-client: Error notifying server.
> rc5-56-client: Sleeping 1 minute...
> 
> Is this problem only experienced in Germany? Well, whatever, I hope
> that the buffering clients will help for overcome this problem.
> 
> --
> Friedemann Baitinger           baiti at herrenberg.netsurf.de
> 
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