[wp-hackers] Thoughts on Dict.
stewart at ugelow.com
Sun Mar 27 16:10:31 GMT 2005
My friend is one of the sysadmins for dict.org. I passed along the message
below, and he replies:
"We know about that and it was intentional. 'dict.org' is for RFC 2229 DICT
protocol service. 'www.dict.org' is for HTTP service. These used to be on
the same machine but they aren't at the moment. There is nothing that says
that http://domain/ has to be equivalent to http://www.domain/, although it
is certainly common."
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of
> Leon Blackwell
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:19 AM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Thoughts on Dict.
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 05:30:01AM +0100, Albert Holm wrote:
> > Replying to dict.org would mean that there is a host named dict in
> > the org zone which I doubt they can control.
> Yes, because adding A records to your own zone is so terribly
> The fact is that dict.org already has an A record, but they
> have misconfigured it:
> # host dict.org
> dict.org A 126.96.36.199
> # host www.dict.org
> www.dict.org CNAME miranda.org
> miranda.org A 188.8.131.52
> That's a bad use of a CNAME too.
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