[dns-operations] nhc.noaa.gov expired signatures

Rose, Scott W. scott.rose at nist.gov
Thu Jun 24 17:44:03 UTC 2010

I emailed the admins and they know about it, but there is a disconnect between the zone data producers and the signers (different groups), and the signer is failing.  It will hopefully be resolved shortly.

The help desk is question is the .gov TLD help desk (I assume):  http://www.dotgov.gov/   Never tried to contact them so I don't know how well that would work.  They only have the listed contacts, which are often the managers of the IT dept (or higher) so it might not always get the right person.

It's mostly ad hoc right now (and usually involves me) and it doesn't scale.  


On Jun 24, 2010, at 1:15 PM, Edward Lewis wrote:

> At 16:24 +0100 6/24/10, George Barwood wrote:
>> The signatures on the DNSKEY RRset for
>> nhc.noaa.gov
>> seem to have expired.
>> Not sure if this is worth reporting or not, or the best thing to do.
> Ordinarily I would say that this isn't worth reporting because the 
> list can't fix the problem, only the admins can.
> But in this case, how do you figure out who to contact?
> There's the root at nhc-hp12.nhc.noaa.gov. address indicated in the SOA 
> RR, but you get that by relaxing DNSSEC.  Further, you then have to 
> relax your mailer's use of DNSSEC to send to them.
> There is no useful information in the GOV whois to report these 
> problems.  THe whois says:
> Currently, NOAA.GOV is not available for registration.
> Department of Commerce
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
> Domain Name: NOAA.GOV
> Status: Active
> Individual POC Data is not available. Please contact the helpdesk.
> I have yet to find out how to "contact the helpdesk."
> Anyone know how to report a problem with .gov sites?
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