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