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Re: keyserver.debian.org.com

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 09:58:18AM -0800, Philip Brown wrote:
> Has anyone noticed that someone has pseudo-hijacked 
> keyserver.debian.org.com

> Is this supposed to be there?
> It seems to be kinda worrying that someone has registered that hostname.
> Particularly since I found it by doing a dns lookup of 
> keyserver.debian.org

> and the host I'm on, fell through to automatically adding a .com to it,
> and finding that address.

When it first occurred to someone that this sort of a trick could be
played on people to hijack domains, an RFC came out specifying that
hostname resolvers should NOT append the local TLD to the requested name
when trying to resolve it.  Sounds like you have a broken system.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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