[dns-operations] DNS zone transfers are now illegal in North Dakota?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Wed Jan 16 22:17:24 UTC 2008
On Jan 16, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> today i was pointed to the following gem by al iverson concerning
> david ritz,
> with a reference to lawrence baldwin.
> "Ritz's behavior in conducting a zone transfer was unauthorized
> the meaning of the North Dakota Computer Crime Law." You might not
> know what a zone transfer is, but I do. It's asking a DNS server for
> all the particular public info it provides about a given domain. This
> is a common task performed by system administrators for many
> purposes. The judge is saying that DNS zone transfers are now illegal
> in North Dakota.
If you feel this is a pathetically bad ruling (as I do), and deserves
to be overturned (as I do), please click on the link for donation to
Mr. Ritz's legal defense fund and donate a little (as I did). Or go
directly there: <http://sfldf.org/paypal.html>.
David is out of money fighting this thing. His lawyers were working
pro-bono (at least at the end). I do not know if he has the means to
appeal. But if he does not and this stands, I think it will hurt more
P.S. Sorry if this is off-topic.
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