Bad day for the Net

Ron Resnick (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:33:00 +0300 (EET DST)

Corrupt Servers Wreak Havoc On Internet

HERNDON, Va. -- Corrupted data
programming by Network Solutions,
the sole company responsible for
handling and processing Internet
domain names, is wreaking havoc
Thursday on the Internet.

According to ISPs and backbone
providers whose servers are
maintained by Network Solutions,
addresses are being routed incorrectly
or not at all as a result of corrupted
information being installed to the
root server's database by Network
Solutions officials Wednesday night.

As a result of the data entry error,
the root server is assigning incorrect
IP addresses in response to URL
requests. This problem is affecting
.com and .net addresses. To correct
the problem, the entire InterNIC
database must be reloaded, one
backbone provider told Computer
Reseller News Online.

etc.etc.Awful monopoly Network Solutions etc.etc.

Ron Resnick IBM:
IBM Haifa Research Lab HRL world:
MATAM 31905 Haifa, Israel
Tel: 972-4-829-6491

"A shadow is the ..
... mobile, persistent, distributed, self-descriptive,
self-contained, pro-active, cooperative, trustworthy,
object-oriented, software analog of some real world object"
-- Sandor Spruit