[ntp:questions] http://www.ntp.org/ => a blank page?

Rod Dorman rodd at panix.com
Mon Mar 9 20:36:59 UTC 2009

In article <49B560C7.7080405 at comcast.net>,
Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>Rod Dorman wrote:
>> In article <3Yednarq2tFIxSjUnZ2dnUVZ_r3inZ2d at giganews.com>,
>> Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>  ...
>>> I could set up my own DNS server but what would be the point?  A hosts 
>>> file provides the addresses of the nodes on my RFC-1918 private network. 
>>> The rest of the world, I would have to get from Comcast in any case. 
>> Why?  Does Comcast block DNS requests to other than their DNS servers?
>AFAIK, Comcast does not block access to other DNS servers.  The point I 
>was trying to make is that even with a DNS server of my own I would have 
>to go to an upstream server for everything I needed.  If I had more 
>computers and users, I might consider setting up at least a caching 
>server.  As matters stand, I would gain nothing by doing so.  I pay 
>Comcast for, among other things, the use of their DNS servers.  I pay 
>the same whether I use them or not!

One thing you would gain is lack of any help in 'correcting' typos in
domain names. I don't know if Comcast does it but there have been
several instances where ISPs assumed you were using a browser and
returned something other than a NXDOMAIN.

					-- Rod --

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