Written by James McDonald

May 7, 2010

Check this out…

Watching a video that was hosted on zshare.net… Tried to watch the next one in the series.

Firefox kept saying that I had a problem loading the page.

A little investigation and I discovered that DNS was replying with the address for localhost

I tried this at the local level (my gateway’s DNS proxy), my ISP’s DNS servers returned

Being suspicious I thought perhaps the DNS replies were being edited by my ISP… so I sshed to my American Webhost and did a dig from there and still it returned

Finally I did a DNS lookup off the DNS servers listed as the SOA for zshare.net and as you can see it’s been totally DNS blackholed.

I can only guess at the cause. Perhaps a bad DNS edit or some copyright enforcement has been done at the domain level… anyone out there know?

dig @ns2.eurodns.com  www.zshare.net

; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> @ns2.eurodns.com www.zshare.net
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 17136
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

;www.zshare.net.			IN	A

www.zshare.net.		3600	IN	A

zshare.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns2.eurodns.com.
zshare.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns1.eurodns.com.

;; Query time: 354 msec
;; WHEN: Fri May  7 20:52:21 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 9

1 Comment

  1. roisin

    Having the same problem, wondering if maybe the site is down for maintenence or something?


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