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a little fun with the site

Early Sunday morning, I realized I had some incorrect settings for my site’s DNS. In trying to fix it, I accidently knocked off the site for most of today.
There are various DNS servers across the Internet that help your computer know that brandonkraft.com actually points to a server with a certain IP address. Since it’s a decentralized system- part of the whole “the Internet could survive a nuclear attack” thing- it takes a little time for the update to scatter across the Internet. In practice, this means that it takes 24-36 hours normally to fully update the Internet. In some cases, although rare these days, it can take up to 72 hours.
So yeah, I was playing with one of those settings they say not to play with and I knocked myself off the grid. 🙂

By Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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