whois microsoft

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 30 21:02:51 UTC 2007


Thilo Six wrote:

> Mario Vukelic wrote the following on 30.01.2007 21:05:
>> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 20:48 +0100, Thilo Six wrote:
>>> are they cracked, or are this real machine names @ mircosoft?
>> 
>> Since when are machines names read with the most significant part on the
>> left? Hint: they aren't :)
> 
> yes i understand.
> 
> But i havn´t asked whois to resolve
> "MICROSOFT.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM"
> 
> but "microsoft.com"
> 
> i think this is the most important (most right) part of the adress, or
> not?

Precisely.  Just because Microsoft.com showed up in that list doesn't mean
whois is working.  It really shouldn't be returning entries in
SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM _by default_.  It makes sense to have an option to
look for it, but not to default it - that just leaves it wide open to
abuse.
-- 
derek





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