Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!



Wikipedia Moved To MariaDB 5.5

Crimplene Prakman As we all know?? (133 comments)

"As we all know Oracle is not the biggest friend to the Open Source Community." This is a bit weasely. We all don't know any such thing. For example, Oracle was in the top ten of organisations that contributed code to Linux last year: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2012/04/linux-foundation-releases-annual-linux-development-report Since then it has been very public with Oracle Linux, and made several large contributions from that front. Shucks, it's even got its own OSS portal: https://oss.oracle.com/ I'm happy to agree it's a big bad corporate beast and does a lot of wrong in the world, but if you're going to criticize it, at least be factual.

about 2 years ago

ICANN, IAB Ask VeriSign to Suspend SiteFinder

Crimplene Prakman Re:Versign should have to pay to register domain. (276 comments)

For example: I can't hijack or redirect every mistyped domain to my ad server e.g. (yaho.com or yaahoo.com). I have to register each misspelling.

You could if you owned/managed the recursive outward-facing DNS server in your organisation or ISP, at least for those clients using your server. Verisign controls the authoritative iterative zone authoritative for the .com and .net TLDs, so their benefit is that the buck stops with them for all failed (i.e. non-existant) .com and .net domain queries, whereas your company or ISP DNS server only handles the up-channel from clients to the root servers (along with maybe the internal zone).

The point is that it would break the expected IETF standard behaviour for DNS, and that's the upsetting part.

more than 11 years ago





Crimplene Prakman Crimplene Prakman writes  |  about 13 years ago OK, perhaps I'll make an effort to use this now. I know, I know, I already have a blog. But this new slashcode / friends and foes thing means I might actually have readers here. And I believe I occasionally have something interesting to say, although others may disagree. Anyway, that's the story.


Interesting reply

Crimplene Prakman Crimplene Prakman writes  |  more than 13 years ago

Someone kindly took the piss out of my sig, well, out of the guy I quote in my sig. Nice that people pay attention to these things :-)

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?