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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE][CANCEL] Release of commons-email-1.3 based on RC4
Date Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:11:32 GMT
On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:56 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 December 2012 08:58, Thomas Neidhart <thomas.neidhart@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > thanks for looking into it.
> >
> > I will fix the issues wrt build page, release notes and findbugs
> warnings.
> >
> > Regarding the unit test failure:
> >
> > I have not seen the problem before, and just validated it. The unit test
> > tries to open a connection to an invalid url: http://example.invalid
> > For some reason this seems to succeed in your environment. Could it be
> that
> > you have a custom hosts entry for this domain?
>
> Or it could be a faulty DNS server.
>
> I used to have this exact problem with the OpenDNS server.
> They resolve unknown hosts to their home page (extra advertising).
> They used to do this for *.invalid as well, but after years of
> complaints that this behaviour was contrary to the RFC they fixed the
> issue.
>
> Try pinging example.invalid and then do an nslookup on the IP address.
>

That is what Cox must be doing indeed:

Pinging example.invalid [72.215.225.9] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

My browser redirects this IP to http://finder.cox.net/dnserror.html

Gary



>
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