• fsxnet.nz support for DNS lookups of fsxNet nodes?

    From Digital Man@21:1/183 to All on Sat Apr 15 19:31:11 2023
    4 years ago, I added the fsxnet.nz hostname to the default Synchronet/SBBSecho configuration with the comment "fsxNet now has a domain for DNS-based address look-ups". I haven't been using it myself, but it was in the default ctrl/sbbsecho.ini file. I tried a manual look-up today of my fsxNet address (21:1/183) using the hostname f183.n1.z21.fsxnet.nz, but it doesn't work. And other fsxNet addresses I tried don't work either. Did this ever work (and has since stopped working) or was I just misinformed?
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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Digital Man on Mon Apr 17 12:04:26 2023
    On 15 Apr 2023 at 07:31p, Digital Man pondered and said...

    4 years ago, I added the fsxnet.nz hostname to the default Synchronet/SBBSecho configuration with the comment "fsxNet now has a domain for DNS-based address look-ups". I haven't been using it myself, but it was in the default ctrl/sbbsecho.ini file. I tried a manual
    look-up today of my fsxNet address (21:1/183) using the hostname f183.n1.z21.fsxnet.nz, but it doesn't work. And other fsxNet addresses I tried don't work either. Did this ever work (and has since stopped working) or was I just misinformed? --

    Yep it did work in an earlier time but the fact that it's not at present is on me for not getting a script running reliably. I will circle back to this and aim to get it working as I would like it to. The trick for me will be making a combo of windows and linux stuff play nice to get the desired outcomes.

    I'll work on this over the coming weeks and keep you posted Rob. Thanks for bringing this subject up :)

    Best, Paul

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to Digital Man on Mon Apr 17 10:01:22 2023
    Hi Digital Man,

    Synchronet/SBBSecho configuration with the comment "fsxNet now has a
    domain for DNS-based address look-ups". I haven't been using it
    myself, but it was in the default ctrl/sbbsecho.ini file. I tried a
    manual look-up today of my fsxNet address (21:1/183) using the
    hostname f183.n1.z21.fsxnet.nz, but it doesn't work. And other fsxNet addresses I tried don't work either. Did this ever work (and has since stopped working) or was I just misinformed?

    There is very few nodes listed in the DNS to begin with.
    You's isn't, and neither is mine.. Paul was going to implement something,
    but I think it got lost in the noise or the dog ate it! %-)




    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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  • From deon@21:2/116 to Avon on Mon Apr 17 10:49:59 2023
    Re: Re: fsxnet.nz support for DNS lookups of fsxNet nodes?
    By: Avon to Digital Man on Mon Apr 17 2023 12:04 pm

    Yep it did work in an earlier time but the fact that it's not at present is on me for not getting a script running reliably. I will circle back to this and aim to get it working as I would like it to. The trick for me will be making a combo of windows and linux stuff play nice to get the desired outcomes.

    I'll work on this over the coming weeks and keep you posted Rob. Thanks for bringing this subject up :)

    FWIW, this inspired me to look at adding DNS functionality to clrghouz - not sure how successful it would be. I spent some time yesterday writing a server and responding to requests - and now to put it all together (since I would have the mailer data in the DB already).

    My thought is that I reply with CNAMEs to the mailer's address - perhaps with some svr records (not sure if any mailers use them) that would have the port details for said mailers.

    For true redundancy, I'd probably should write the AFXR part as well, then a secondary DNS server (eg: bind) could support requests as well..



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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to deon on Mon Apr 17 19:57:28 2023
    On 17 Apr 2023 at 10:49a, deon pondered and said...

    FWIW, this inspired me to look at adding DNS functionality to clrghouz - not sure how successful it would be. I spent some time yesterday writing
    a server and responding to requests - and now to put it all together (since I would have the mailer data in the DB already).

    Nice job Deon :)

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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