Saturday, October 16, 2010

A rather unfortunate IP packet corruption

$ dig wwwapps.upsprodcidr2.com.akadns.net.

; <<>> DiG 9.4.3-P3 <<>> wwwapps.upsprodcidr2.com.akadns.net.
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 48565
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;wwwapps.upsprodcidr2.com.akadns.net. IN        A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
wwwapps.upsprodcidr2.com.akadns.net. 457319 IN CNAME wwwap`s2.ups.com.edgekey.net.

;; Query time: 15 msec
;; SERVER: 10.0.5.1#53(10.0.5.1)
;; WHEN: Sat Oct 16 10:55:53 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 92
Barring the ridiculous time to expire 457319, apparently the CNAME record above should read wwwapps2.ups.com.edgekey.net. The wwwapps.upsprodcidr2.com.akadns.net is used as a CNAME (after many indirections) to wwwapps.ups.com, which is used to track packages.
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