By Shamus Posted Wednesday May 17, 2006

Filed under: Notices 5 comments

If you’re reading this, then the DNS has updated and you’re seeing the new site. Most sites say this takes around 48 hours. For me it took about 45mins. I’m curious how long this takes for other people. If you’re so inclined, drop a comment below.

And let me know if you spot anything not working right, broken links, missing images, etc.


UPDATE: You know who got the changes the FASTEST? The spammers. By the time the changes propigated to me, I already had some spam comments waiting for me.

Which reminds me of another cost to moving: I lost my list of banned IP’s. Sigh.

I should add that this site is now hosted on Hosting Matters, which has a good reputation among bloggers. My old one – ANHosting, or Advanced Network Hosting – was focused on e-commerce sites. Their help system and “newsletter” updates were loaded with stuff about merchant accounts and affiliate programs. The idea that someone was using ther service for their hobby and not trying to make money wasn’t even something that entered their minds.


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5 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Pixy Misa says:

    It actually takes between 3 seconds and forever, depending on, well, a bunch of stuff. But if things aren’t broken, and your DNS isn’t egregiously misconfigured, then it should be working everywhere within 48 hours.

    If it isn’t, then something *is* broken. Somewhere. Possibly somewhere you have no control over.

    The actual implementation of many DNS servers is far less robust than the RFC would suggest.

    All that aside, everything looks good to me. Nice dice collection you have there (assuming they’re all yours).

  2. Shamus says:

    All that aside, everything looks good to me. Nice dice collection you have there (assuming they're all yours).

    Thanks. They are, aside from the metal ones.

  3. hank says:

    I can get to your site, but it’s covered with stories about anime and gaming. Also there are these little pictures of dice all over the place. I’d get a new ISP, dude.

  4. Pete Zaitcev says:

    I cannot know what your old TTL was before the update, the current one is 85973 for the SOA (just a bit under 24 hours), 12825 for A. This says for how long a client remembers the record. Expiration on secondaries should not be controlled by SOA values normally, they all get reloaded when delegation changes.

  5. Ubu Roi says:

    Uhhhhhhhh, Pete….

    To parapharase Kyon to Yuki, “Could you say something that doesn’t sound like words taken from a dictionary at random?” (Melancholy, ep. 7)


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