Bug 300 - we should control DNS
Summary: we should control DNS
Alias: None
Product: freedesktop.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Administration (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: highest normal
Assignee: fd.o Admin Massive
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Depends on: 299
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Reported: 2004-03-11 11:45 UTC by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2006-02-12 11:44 UTC (History)
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Description Mike A. Harris 2004-03-11 11:45:39 UTC
The pdx hostname should not be used IMHO for general use, or public facing
purposes.  I notice some people using it in email addresses, and mailing
list addresses, which I think is bad, because there is no guarantee "pdx" will
remain a hostname forever, as it doesn't actually mean anything as far as I
can tell.  It is generally a bad idea to use hostnames for standard services,
which might randomly change in the future.  Instead, standardized CNAMEs should
be used for all services.

I recommend:

lists.freedesktop.org -- mailman lists
shell.freedesktop.org -- user shell accounts
bugs.freedesktop.org  -- bugzilla
www.freedesktop.org   -- website
ftp.freedesktop.org   -- ftp
mail.freedesktop.org  -- smtp/pop/imap access (if applicable)
freedesktop.org       -- default for user email addresses

We might need a DNS guru to do this.  I'd take a shot at it, but I'm
not very DNS or apache config savvy.
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2004-06-19 21:32:41 UTC
product shift.
Comment 2 Adam Conrad 2004-07-30 06:52:12 UTC
I suppose, as it goes hand-in-hand with 299, and I've been accused of deep 
knowlege of DNS before, I may have to handle this one on the weekend too. :)
Comment 3 Daniel Stone 2004-09-27 05:28:14 UTC
The problem here is that Red Hat hold our DNS, which makes it hard for us to
make changes to -- I have asked for it to be reassigned, but have been told this
won't happen without a first-class fd.o entity (e.g. non-profit).
Comment 4 Daniel Stone 2004-12-19 12:36:46 UTC
since I rebuilt gabe post-compromise, the first part of this bug is done
Comment 5 Daniel Stone 2006-02-13 06:44:20 UTC
we do now.  huzzah! 

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