[LINK] DNS hacked
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 10:24:08 +1100 (EST)
On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> You're too kind to the goose^h^h^h^h^h journalist. He hyperventilated after
> the original Link post, went off half-cocked, and didn't check technical
> info. My bet is that he didn't even run whois himself, just pasted stuff
> from (Rick's?) post, and phoned MS who said nothing.
Link is fast becoming a valuable (dis?) information feed for
the media. Journalists are of course welcome to feed from the LINK trough,
but as with any source, the eternal edict applies:
"Check your sources"
With the case in point, I was fooled, a manager at my ISP was fooled
and it wasn't until better-informed techies took the reins and explained
the truth that the disinformation was cleared up. You will note that
even the occassional self-proclaimed "expert" was mislead by this
This type of situation is rampant on the web. When arguing 'facts' with
someone these days, it is all too easy to dig up an 'information source'
on the web to back up your case. But there is so much mis- and dis-information
on the web, that the veracity of alot of what is presented must always
be questioned. Anyone care to drawn similar conclusions from what is found
in mailing lists?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services