Re: [DNS] thread.119

Re: [DNS] thread.119

From: Nick Andrew <lists-dns§nick-andrew.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 19:19:44 +1100
On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 06:59:18PM +1100, Saliya Wimalaratne wrote:
> You people *just don't get it*; do you ?
> 
> People don't *randomly guess at names*.

I randomly guess at names. And I know how the DNS works, so it's a safe
bet that a lot of people who don't know how the DNS works also do it.

If my guess is wrong I get somebody unexpected (or no such domain). No
problem, I just guess again. It takes a few seconds of my time.

> That's akin to randomly stabbing
> in the last 4 digits of a phone number, secure in the knowledge that your
> Aunty Beryl lives in town 'foo' and you know the first four digits that
> belong to 'foo'.

Randomly dialling a telephone number costs $$ if somebody answers, and
then the dialler has to deal with the person who answers, if only
briefly. Websites don't get annoyed if you go away suddenly and it
doesn't cost $$ per GET request. So the analogy is really not valid.

Nick.
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