* Posts by Jamie Jones

1844 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007

DNS or Registrar Problems

Jamie Jones

It's OK here - now, at least!

15:51 [2] (2) "~" jamie@lapcat% nslookup

> server a.root-servers.net.

Default server: a.root-servers.net.

Address: 2001:503:ba3e::2:30#53

Default server: a.root-servers.net.

Address: 198.41.0.4#53

>

> set q=ns

>

> theregister.co.uk.

Server: a.root-servers.net.

Address: 2001:503:ba3e::2:30#53

Non-authoritative answer:

*** Can't find theregister.co.uk.: No answer

Authoritative answers can be found from:

uk nameserver = nsa.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = nsb.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = nsc.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = nsd.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = dns1.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = dns2.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = dns3.nic.uk.

uk nameserver = dns4.nic.uk.

nsa.nic.uk internet address = 156.154.100.3

nsb.nic.uk internet address = 156.154.101.3

nsc.nic.uk internet address = 156.154.102.3

nsd.nic.uk internet address = 156.154.103.3

dns1.nic.uk internet address = 213.248.216.1

dns2.nic.uk internet address = 103.49.80.1

dns3.nic.uk internet address = 213.248.220.1

dns4.nic.uk internet address = 43.230.48.1

nsa.nic.uk has AAAA address 2001:502:ad09::3

dns1.nic.uk has AAAA address 2a01:618:400::1

dns2.nic.uk has AAAA address 2401:fd80:400::1

dns3.nic.uk has AAAA address 2a01:618:404::1

dns4.nic.uk has AAAA address 2401:fd80:404::1

>

> server nsa.nic.uk.

Default server: nsa.nic.uk.

Address: 2001:502:ad09::3#53

Default server: nsa.nic.uk.

Address: 156.154.100.3#53

> theregister.co.uk.

Server: nsa.nic.uk.

Address: 2001:502:ad09::3#53

Non-authoritative answer:

*** Can't find theregister.co.uk.: No answer

Authoritative answers can be found from:

theregister.co.uk nameserver = gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

theregister.co.uk nameserver = dahlia.ns.cloudflare.com.

>

> server gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

Default server: gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 2400:cb00:2049:1::adf5:3ba8#53

Default server: gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 173.245.59.168#53

>

> theregister.co.uk.

Server: gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 2400:cb00:2049:1::adf5:3ba8#53

theregister.co.uk nameserver = gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

theregister.co.uk nameserver = dahlia.ns.cloudflare.com.

>

> set q=a

>

> www.theregister.co.uk.

Server: gerald.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 2400:cb00:2049:1::adf5:3ba8#53

Name: www.theregister.co.uk

Address: 104.20.24.212

Name: www.theregister.co.uk

Address: 104.20.25.212

>

> server dahlia.ns.cloudflare.com.

Default server: dahlia.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 2400:cb00:2049:1::adf5:3a59#53

Default server: dahlia.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 173.245.58.89#53

>

> www.theregister.co.uk.

Server: dahlia.ns.cloudflare.com.

Address: 2400:cb00:2049:1::adf5:3a59#53

Name: www.theregister.co.uk

Address: 104.20.25.212

Name: www.theregister.co.uk

Address: 104.20.24.212

>

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Render crashing PCs back to their component silicon: They deserve it

Jamie Jones
Happy

A very long time ago, when I was a student (1989) I was in one of the computer rooms, and someone asked me for help - her screen kept switching off.

It was a super-duper VAX/VMS workstation, with a huge screen, and she was reading some large document in a way that meant she was rarely touching the keys/mouse.

Basically, the screen saver was kicking in.

I walked over and said "ahhhh, the prblem with these machines is that they enjoy messing with you. You have to be stern - shout at them - show them who's boss."

She looked at me as if I was mental, so I turned to the monitor, pointing my finger up close in an agressive way, and shouted "I'm fed up with you playing around like this. If you don't switch back on now, I'm throwing you out of the window. LOOK AT ME. I'm serious." (I'm paraphrasing, I don't remember my exact words!)

At this point, I thumped the desk 'in anger' close by the mouse, causing the mouse to move slightly, which in turn woke up the screen. I turned to her and said 'It won't misbehave again' and calmly walked away!

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Classic Shell hackers: We infected FossHub so ransomware couldn't (and yeah, also for fun)

Jamie Jones

Bollox

"We screwed up your PC for your own good"

"I only hit you because I love you"

"It's not you, it's me" ....

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The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

Jamie Jones
Happy

Re: Portrayal of computer tech guys in films/tv.

"Enhance" :-)

https://youtu.be/gF_qQYrCcns

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Jamie Jones

Re: Mr Robot

*shrug* The machine rooms at work were the only places where the temperature was sane, unlike the supposedly air-conditioned offices that were inhabited by 'soft southern Jessies' like you. :-)

Incidently, I always wear shorts - I last wore long trousers about 6 years ago.. I guess it must be the South Wales climate...

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Amazon launches its own plane line. Sort of

Jamie Jones
Coat

Re: Own airline? Not really news

what was odd about him/her?

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

Jamie Jones
Thumb Up

Re: More reason to use Linux

I suspected as much.

Thanks for the clarification, AC!

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Jamie Jones
Devil

Re: More reason to use Linux

Could the national security service intercept a download request and insert their own malicious version? Inquiring minds would like to know beneath their tinfoil hats!

I don't know about Linux, but FreeBSD keeps sha256 checksums of all it's distfiles (seperate from the distfiles themselves!)

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WhatsApp chats not deleted

Jamie Jones
Mushroom

Re: Very remiss

Noooooo! I was dragged kicking and screaming into SQL database programming for a while at my last job... left join this, select where this. learn to optimise your queries etc.... (even though this should be the database softwares job!)

Arrrrgh, database design is to IT as accounting is to maths.

I get cold sweats thinking about it.

Kill it.

Kill it with fire,

Kill it now!

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Jamie Jones

Re: Very remiss

I've only ever used it to debug/investigate other peoples code... I otherwise try to avoid SQL!

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Jamie Jones
FAIL

Re: Very remiss

Dan, interesting.

I'm surprised that function exists, as I see a hell of a lot of apps fall into the same trap. "Delete history?" - if you're lucky!

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You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store

Jamie Jones
Stop

The threat is over exaggerated

Yes, yes, http isn't encrypted and is insecure, but it still doesn't mean open the whole database is going to be readily available to the public!

Assuming the user isn't using a passwordless public wifi access point without a vpn, to get the session data, you'd need to tap in to the connection somewhere - preferably as cose to the server as possible.

I don't think you'd be able to bribe someone at an ISP/transit site with the details of a few redneck trumpies!

Anyway, it would then be only the users connections being eavesdropped on - hardly blanket access to the whole db!

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Encyclopedia Dramatica user hit with £10k damages after calling ex-councillor a 'paedo'

Jamie Jones
Windows

Re: There is a fine line between satire and defamation

Agreed.

Have you seen some of the so-called 'pranks' on youtube. Sigh.. They seem to think filming them makes them funny and OK.

Here's a hint for them: If you do something nobbish to someone, it is still just as nobbish if it's being recorded. The only difference is that you're now not just a nob, but are a nob with a camera.

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Jamie Jones
Windows

Re: "Encyclopedia Dramatica is one of the more amusingly offensive destinations on the web."

To be fair, the last time I really looked at ED was when I was about 13. Then I discovered girls, alcohol, the outside world...

I've heard of people doing that... Could you tell me how?

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Jamie Jones
FAIL

Re: "Encyclopedia Dramatica is one of the more amusingly offensive destinations on the web."

Apologies.

I was getting mixed up with Uncyclopedia but it wouldn't surprise me if ED met the same fate.

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Jamie Jones
Flame

Re: Smith

Point taken. However, the site is clearly satirical and one would have expected thicker skin from an ex-councillor

Tough. He could have gone straight to court, but he first just asked them to delete it.

Any sympathy I may have had for them was lost when I saw how they reacted.

If you're going to play with adults, prepare to face the consequences. Laws don't simply vanish when using the internet.

I'm glad he won, but don't hold out too much hope that the basement dwelling geeks will be able to pay.

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Jamie Jones
Windows

"Encyclopedia Dramatica is one of the more amusingly offensive destinations on the web."

Encyclopedia Dramatica is one of the more amusingly offensive destinations on the web.

Is it? I haven;t been there in years. It used to be good, but the site was overrun with brain-dead morons who kept replacing decent and witty satire with low-level toilet-stall graffiti.

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Give .gay to the gays, roars exiting ombudsman

Jamie Jones
Angel

Like waterskiing, swimming, sailing etc. ?

;-)

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

Jamie Jones
Happy

Re: coffee in the kettle...

:-)

You are, of course, correct Sir!

Thanks for the advice... I feel so ashamed now (even though it was damn fine coffee!)

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Jamie Jones
Boffin

coffee in the kettle...

I've been known to shove milk, coffee, and water into the kettle, and boil the lot together (I was busy and thirsty, and didn't want to keep getting up to pour another cup!)

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Here WeGo! Google Maps rival drops Maps branding

Jamie Jones
IT Angle

Surely I'm not the only one to notice...

<b3ta mode>

Surely I'm not the only one to notice the big yellow cock-and-balls in the middle of the photo at the top of the article?!?!

</b3ta mode>

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Gullible Essex Police are now using junk science lie detectors

Jamie Jones
FAIL

Re: "scanty and scientifically weak"

Oh really? How come Jeremy Kyle states they're 98% accurate then? Unless you're calling him scientifically weak as well.

Yeah... And even going by his own figures, on average, one in 50 of his lie detector shows has come up withe the wrong answer...

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PHP flaws allowed God mode access to top smut site

Jamie Jones

Zero day?

The identified flaws are patched in PHP versions five and seven released last month. ®

If they were fixed a month ago, how come they are still zero day?

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Blocks appear in DigitalOcean's Droplets

Jamie Jones

Ad

This article sounds like an advertisment.

Is it mainly a cut n' paste job from a press release?

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No, Google you still can't have dotless, one-word domains

Jamie Jones
FAIL

And it could (will) screw up LANs everywhere.

Yep, it will do, in many places, and that brings up a security can of worms..

Basically, such infrastructure is not secure. There should be no way your internal network can be affected by external changes. Organisations whose infrastructure was affected by the verisign 'wildcard A instead of NXDOMAIN' fiasco of a few years ago should have seen it as a wakeup call, but alas...

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50 CELEBRITY SECRETS EXPOSED scores year behind bars

Jamie Jones
Black Helicopters

“The crimes committed by this defendant violated the privacy of dozens of people, fostered identity theft, and endangered the safety of many others,” US Attorney Channey Phillips says.

"Further more, that's our job" - NSA/GCHQ

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New DNA 'hard drive' could keep files intact for millions of years

Jamie Jones
Boffin

Re: What could go wrong?

Nothing in your script requires bash extensions, so you should use #!/bin/sh for maximum portabiliy -- I only know of Linux systems that have bash in /bin , but sh is universal amongst unix(type) systems

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Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

Jamie Jones
Thumb Up

Re: Content and delivery

Background: Grew up on free TV in the UK and find it laughable that people PAY for TV and STILL have to put up with adverts? In the words of one Johnny Rotten: 'ever get the feeling you've been had?)

Paying for ENDLESS REPEATS and adverts!

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Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

Jamie Jones

What about the ISP's

All those unnecessary downloads would also add up for any ISP that doesn't have an onsite CDN...

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Jamie Jones
Facepalm

Re: I bought windows 7 retail

Oh come on Vogie, even you are capable of better trolling than that!

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Does Linux need a new file system? Ex-Google engineer thinks so

Jamie Jones

Companies don't use FAT for its suitability, but the fact you can plug your device/card into any windows machine and it 'just works' without needing drivers.

Android using FAT for its sdcards causes all sorts of security problems, there's no reason to use it apart from compatibility

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

Jamie Jones

This is supposed to be evolution?

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

Jamie Jones
WTF?

Re: I'm in

Yes! When I buy something big from Amazon, or a google-analitics using site, invariably both companies then spend a few weeks targetting me with ads for equivalents of the very same product!

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

Jamie Jones
Thumb Up

@Trevor: Re: Me too

Nice reply. A bit wasted here. I think it would make a good article.

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Jamie Jones

Re: regarding MS ignoring El Reg

Or, maybe MS are busy, or forgot, or whatever?

Thsy advertise all over the 'Reg, so I don't think they are in much of a huff with them!

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Jamie Jones
Happy

Re: Updated 10 machines so far.

MS hopes you're wrong - 1 in a 100 will cause a HUGE number of support calls!

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Jamie Jones

Re: I am guessing you use BT as your ISP

" A tracert even had me getting out of virgins network hanging for 3 attempts then moving to BT onto manchester (where website is hosted) then hanging at the last hop."

That is simply a router that doesn't respond to ICMP (*) but tracert waits anyway until timing out.

Annoying, but not weird, or related to any network issue you have if your trace moves beyond it.

As for your problem, are the MTU values the same? And have you filtered ICMP at the router, so stopping the OS receiving any ICMP 'need defrag' messages from being received?

MTU issues wouldn't affect the traceroute, but the website could be blocking ICMP - Did the tracert succeed on the machine which could connect to the website?

(*) MS tracert defaults to using ICMP probes, unix tracetoute defaults to using UDP

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Jamie Jones
Facepalm

Re: Me too

" Trevor , I thought you made your living by providing maintenance for windows users, does this mean that you are moving full time to Linux systems and completely giving up on windows ?

......because, of course, these are the only 2 operating systems in the entire world...

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

Jamie Jones
Thumb Down

Anorher Chinese firm...

I've been evaluating the budget Q8H_HD Android tablet, and it's actually a lovely piece of kit for under 30 quid.

However, it comes preinstalled with a hobbled browser that hard codes their search engine referral-url (to ask.com .... no surprises there) and home page, and also a utility that regularly phones home with a bunch of details, hardware id, google account details, and receives instructions for new apps to update/install, and those to delete (trend micro anti-virus) is on the list.

Worse, it's been flashed into the firmware to reinstall itself if deleted, requiring a complete reflash to remove (fortunately there are ways to disable it without reflashing)

Relatively benign at the moment, but basically a root-kit, especially as the Linode-hosted C&C servers are accesed over unencrypted http using non-DNSSEC dns entries...

I'm still not sure whether it's the shop, the distributer, or the manufacturer who is responsible for this, but like Sony, and now Lenovo (for the second time) it's yet another company doing stuff that would get an individual doing the same a custodial sentence

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Hacking Trump: Can we not label web vandalism as 'terrorism', please?

Jamie Jones

Not just the internet..

Whilst UK politicians rally fast and loose with the term 'terrorist' (to intentionally scare the populace), in America, it seems to be used by many who simply don't know what it means.

Someone commits murder in the community, and isn't caught? Residents terrified. Ergo, terrorist.

Ditto, women scared to go out at night when there's a rapist on the loose? they're terrified. Ergo, terrorist.

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Happy birthday Alf Garnett, you daft, reactionary old git

Jamie Jones
Headmaster

Re: Alf Garnett - Respect!

" PhilipN Then your a complete and utter fuck wit"

His 'complete and utter fuckwit' what?

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SCORCHIO! This JUNE was the SIXTY-SIXTH HOTTEST on record

Jamie Jones

Sigh....

Are you after a job on Fox 'news'?

Even the bloody Republicans now admit that global warming exists (of course, they deny Human contributions)

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YOU! DEGRASSE! It's time to make Pluto a proper planet again, says NASA boffin

Jamie Jones
Coat

Re: This isn't science

" such an inane and fruitless debate"

Of course, that should technically be vegetableless debate.

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It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

Jamie Jones
Happy

erecting walls....

erecting walls and routing corridors like in Dark City

Or 'Thir13en Ghosts' - particularly the 'split lawyer' scene! [ Warning: Graphic / gore ]

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

Jamie Jones

But, no, that does not mean you can buy an old, damaged CD from a car boot and then download a copy off the Internet because you've "bought it already".

Why not? They keep banging on about the fact you are paying for a personal license for the media. However damaged that old CD is, originally the same full price was paid for it.

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

Jamie Jones
Coat

Re: >The leaked data could become fodder for extortion or blackmail,

" Since my last name is pretty unusual

Yep. The only other people I've heard of with your surname are those guys who used to be the band behind Cliff Richard...

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

Jamie Jones

" The radio wants to know how fast the car is going to adjust the radio volume and the radio also wants to connect out the world to stream music and/or get cd info"

But why does the radio need to be able to control the speed?

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Reg reader casts call centre spell with a SECRET WORD

Jamie Jones
Happy

Re: Shibboleet

Well there you go then....

I'm now officially a right-tit!

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Jamie Jones

Re: Lawyer magic word...

"Automatic termination of contract because someone said lawyer? I don't think so."

He wrote contact - presumably meaning the phone call!

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