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ATTBI just changed DNS servers, but did they break prorocol to be friendly?

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"Chuck Young" <chy at> writes:

> 3) Since it "does not cache or do recursive work" any more, instead of
> dropping the packet, forcing a timeout and getting my host to drop through to
> the next-in-line backup nameserver (which was valid in my host's case), does
> it become authoritative for everything and redirect you to a nicely spoofed
> server that tells you it's time to change your DNS settings?

I have my dial-up machine configured the other way around; first it checks 
my internal DNS, and if that fails (if the domain being looked up is not or or one of the other banner-ad domains my 
internal DNS masks), and if my internal server can't reach the root 
nameservers (like now, when my cablemodem is disabled), then it fails over 
to my dial-up ISP's DNS servers.

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