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Is Your DNS Safe?

I posted earlier about the problem with Domain Name Servers [DNS] and the need to make some patches.  EBW at Wampum has a post with a link to a site that allows you to check to see if yours was upgraded.

Mine [Embarq] was, his [TimeWarner/Roadrunner] apparently wasn’t.

Since this happened I have noticed that it isn’t as difficult to find this place, as it has been for a couple of months.  Apparently a few people accidentally fixed some other problems and unkinked some “tubes” when they applied their patches.


1 Michael { 07.24.08 at 2:20 pm }

The servers I maintain run Ubuntu, after an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade they’re all good.

2 Badtux { 07.24.08 at 3:15 pm }

My server runs Debian and is good. A quick check shows that they released the patch on July 7. I would have installed it the same day.


3 Bryan { 07.24.08 at 3:33 pm }

At this point it looks like the bigger the ISP the less likely it is to be patched. The big telcos and cable companies are slow in responding. That may be a result of their network structure or a lack of people to actually patch the code.

Two months is almost instantaneous in corporate IT shops, but they have great documentation of what they were supposed to be doing [as opposed to what they actually did].