Comcast DNS Outages More Severe than Previously Thought

Now, I never even heard about this Comcast outage until this morning. [here]
One reason that I likely didn’t notice it is that I run my own caching name servers on my home network. I do this because I have never trusted any provider’s overworked name servers (goes back to the history of the industry I work in; more on that some other time).
This is still a fairly crippling outage. Surely there is some redundancy in the Comcast name server infrastructure…please?
There is a list of possible workarounds to this problem linked from here.

2 Replies to “Comcast DNS Outages More Severe than Previously Thought”

  1. Comcast doesn’t seen to update their DNS.. 3 months after we moved our server to a new IP with netnation, still, no one on using this ISP can access any of our sites! No one else has had this trouble, and my zone files are clean and up to date. (yes I did all the TTL tricks involved with a move of this size)
    We’re coming up to hosting almost 200 sites, and my ‘boss’ is thinking we should change again! I don’t think this is going to help the problem.
    I find it impossible to believe such a large ISP can have so many problems with such an essential service.

  2. We’re coming up to hosting almost 200 sites, and my ‘boss’ is thinking we should change again! I don’t think this is going to help the problem.I find it impossible to believe such a large ISP can have so many problems with such an essential service.

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