[Full-Disclosure] whois.crsnic.net hacked?
als at thangorodrim.de
Thu Jan 1 14:35:10 GMT 2004
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 02:24:29PM -0500, Brown, James (Jim) wrote:
> Following up on earlier post. FreeBSD whois defaults
> to whois.crsnic.net
> It appears that whois.crsnic.net is owned:
It appears you have no idea what you are talking about.
> whois -h whois.crsnic.net microsoft.com
> Whois Server Version 1.3
> Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
> with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
> for detailed information.
None of which are within the namespace of the 'microsoft.com' domain.
This is normal and expected behaviour. Your whois query searches for the
_substring_ 'microsoft.com' and returns all matches. If I owned the
domain 'example.net' I could set up a record
and a whois query for the substring 'thrupoint.net' would later find it.
It would _not_ be a sign that I somehow managed to hack the whois
servers. It would only show that within the namespace of a domain I own
I can put whatever names I damn well please.
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