simon at thegestalt.org
Tue May 23 09:30:04 BST 2006
Despite having a computing degree from one of the finest (if not
funnest) universities on the planet, 10 years worth of professional
computing experience and 12 more years than that of what I like to call
$other_experience - despite all this and despite having written code for
everything from Fujitsu AP3000s to PICs to Dragonball Arms to Quad Xeon
Machines, despite all this ...
DNS just doesn't do it for me.
Conceptually I *get* DNS. Even the file format of, say, BIND isn't that
complicated. But somewhere between theory and practice it all falls
down. Like a teenage boy with only a grubby copy of the Joy of Sex
tucked under his matress attempting his first fumbling amorous advances.
So I'd like to offload the problem. the name DynDns sprung to mind and
so I tootled over to their website and Lo! it seemed like they offered
me exactly what I want.
Look, I don't mean to sound cheap but I'm not paying $24.99 per domain
per year. $24.99 for the first 5 domains, yeah. Sure. No problems but
for whatever reason I rankle at that amount.
Does anyone else provide a similar service. Note here that my aim is to
remove the burden of running a DNS server and so suggestions to switch
to DJBDNS, Stanford::DNS or any other system will result in a painful
walrus assisted death (and don't think I can't get hold of a large
marine mammal at short notice, I have and odd collection of friends).
This also precludes DNS hosting services that are nothing more than a
text field which allows me to update a Bind config file - I want
practically drool proof hosting that sets up the right SOAs, CNAMES,
Reverse DNS entries and, as an added bonus, SPF and LOC would be nifty
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