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Re: OT a DNS/phishing puzzle

From: Brian Reichert <reichert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 23:54:24 -0500

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:22:19PM -0800, walt wrote:
> The part that worries me is when I do an nslookup on the URL
> (logon.personal.wamu2u.com) I get an IP address in China.
> Anyone here understand DNS stuff well enough to explain how
> this happens?

Domain names and netblocks have nothing to do with each other.  Two
different hierarchies of agencies are responsible to renting out
those spaces.

> Can anyone else reproduce the results I've listed above?


  % dig logon.personal.wamu2u.com
  logon.personal.wamu2u.com.  11h57m IN A

  % whois -h WHOIS.APNIC.NET
  inetnum: -
  netname:      CMNET
  descr:        China Mobile Communications Corporation
  descr:        Mobile Communications Network Operator in China
  descr:        Internet Service Provider in China

Brian Reichert				<reichert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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