Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Impiety n. Your irreverence toward my deity
It turns out my frummie friend's laptop is fine. I brought it here over to Schloss Scheisse, plugged it into my router and voila, every site that couldn't be accessed before came up quickly and cleanly. We decided to try a new router just in case, and I sent my friend home with a care package from Staples. I've never heard of a home router rewriting DNS flag fields, so I doubt this'll work, but it's the last resort before screaming bloody murder to the cable company. However, my friend put me on the hook for writing a technical report about l'affaire just in case it has to go to the Public Service Commission. Brings up an interesting question in that I really wonder why there isn't some flag in the registry that could be set to allow iterative client queries. I know, stub resolvers keep things a lot less complicated, but it would be nice to have just in case your friendly local caching DNS server is farked, as I strongly suspect the server supporting my friend's subnet is.