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What is a "lame server"?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rfrench10, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. rfrench10

    rfrench10 Well-Known Member

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    I seeing a lot of the following messages in the messages log. Any idea what's going on? Non of these domains in on my server.

    Mar 7 16:56:49 server101 named[996]: lame server resolving 'safelistemail.net' (in 'safelistemail.net'?): 64.239.138.27#53
    Mar 7 16:56:50 server101 named[996]: lame server resolving 'toccatas.com' (in 'toccatas.COM'?): 209.47.167.130#53
    Mar 7 16:56:51 server101 named[996]: lame server resolving 'toccatas.com' (in 'toccatas.COM'?): 209.47.167.131#53
    Mar 7 16:56:51 server101 named[996]: lame server resolving 'safelistemail.net' (in 'safelistemail.net'?): 64.239.138.27#53
    Mar 7 16:56:51 server101 named[996]: lame server resolving 'safelistemail.net' (in 'safelistemail.net'?): 208.179.45.58#53
    Mar 7 16:56:53 server101 named[996]: lame server resolving 'g4ginvestments.com' (in 'g4ginvestments.COM'?): 64.27.1.138#53
     
  2. AndyReed

    AndyReed Well-Known Member
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    The lame server is one that is advertised to have authoritative information about a domain,
    but doesn't. This can happen in a few different ways, but it's usually not worth the trouble to
    track down the administrator of the other domain.
     
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    DWHS.net Well-Known Member
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    Yep, also if it's pointed to you but you do not have a vhost for it.

    It's a good idea to clean out your dns from time to time to help this.

    For some reason this can really tax your server if you have too many, I never understood why though it seems like such a light process.
     
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    dalem Well-Known Member
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    If I have lame servers in my logs, indicating that a domain thinks that I am authoritive, I simply create a Vhost/parked domain from it and collect all the hits! Free advertising :)
     
  6. flash7

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    Hello,

    I've checked my messages log file and every 2-3 minutes I got this error (only on one server):

    named[2533]: lame server resolving '1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa' (in '0.0.127.in-addr.arpa'?): 192.228.79.201#53

    That IP 192.228.79.201 is a ROOT server.

    How can I do?

    Thanks
     
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    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    Which log file are you looking at pls?
     
  8. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    caution: insane question... is it possible to indentify which name servers on the planet (yeh right, dream on!) are broadcasting that they're authoritative for domains that YOUR name servers are most definitely and correctly authoritative for (with a view to contacting the server admins to alert them to this problem)?!

    :p
     
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