Playing with Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~Arthur C. Clarke

Update on strange problem

It appears that the issue of hit or miss access to individual blogs is an issue with our ISP, OarNET. Our systems people have contacted OarNET and told them how to fix the problem, thanks much. They hope to hear back today or tomorrow.

A quick explanation of what the problem is. Some of you may know that all computers on the internet are idendified by a set of 12 numbers broken into groups of three. When you type into a browser that name needs to be converted to a number. This is what a DNS does. Herein lies the problem. All of the blogs are on the same machine so we need all the to resolve (be associated with) to the same number. This is accomplished by using what is called a wildcard DNS entery. It seems that the wildcard is not being handled properly by OarNET or that they are not doing a zone transfer for the domain Once this is fixed everything should be super.