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Networking and standardisation specialist, currently focused on DNS and telecoms standards.

Author of RFC 5625, RFC 5966 and RFC 6915, and co-author of RFC 7216.

At IETF, Co-chair of the HOMENET Working Group and Chair of the GeoPriv Working Group.

Previously, Director of Network Operations at a successful business-focussed ISP in the UK.


Dec
13
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
28
comment Why is DNS returning two different results at random?
@JoshuaFox the whois for your domain still lists ipage.com - are they the new provider?
Oct
27
comment Why do browsers not use SRV records?
@FlashFan unfortunately, corporates persist in wanting to block internet egress by assuming that all web sites are on port 80 or 443.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
20
revised Possible to point wildcard subdomain to top level domain via DNS settings?
added 246 characters in body
Jul
20
comment Possible to point wildcard subdomain to top level domain via DNS settings?
@HåkanLindqvist yes, a redirect to the canonical site might be better, but why downvote for otherwise still useful supplemental information.
Jun
23
comment Recording network traffic peak per second every 5 Minutes
Average bandwidth is still measured in (M)bps - the resolution needs to be specified separately.
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
answered Recording network traffic peak per second every 5 Minutes
Jun
20
comment Recommended DNS SOA record TTL default?
@thomasrutter my reading of their rationale for the minttl value would be that they are not considering negative caching at all. In this context (i.e. regular DNS changes and DNS-based load balancing) they're clearly referring to normal DNS TTLs for existing records.
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
awarded  Good Answer
May
22
reviewed Approve Multi-level wildcard (catch-all) DNS setup *.*.domain.com => one IP/CNAME
Apr
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
6
answered Why nslookup doesn't use mdns while ping do?