I want to test my network monitor on a rather busy server colocated at
There's interesting traffic there and I want to make sure I'm properly
decoding the traffic to monitor it.
So I try to transfer it from my home box via FTP. Only I get a connection
refused. “What the?” I think. Then I look carefully at where I'm trying
to transfer the file from: linus.slab.connan.org. Connan.
Check out the web page. Don't bother—it's a domain name auction site if
you can believe it. Only it's not other people auctioning off domains they
own—it's the auction company itself auctioning off the domains. And it
looks like they've wildcarded the domain. Both “www” and “linus.slab”
come up with the same web page.
I wonder if I bid for “www.connan.org” and have a friend bid for
“linus.slab.connan.org” who would win? Or would we both win our
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