Zone Transfers

By default, no DNS servers other than those controlled by Total Uptime are allowed to perform a Zone Transfer (AXFR or IXFR). This is the recommended best practice and ensures the security of your zone by preventing someone from retrieving an entire copy containing all of your resource records with a simple AXFR request. The […]

How do I enable Zone Transfers?

If you want to replicate one of your primary domains here at Total Uptime to another DNS server or provider, here are the steps you need to take: First you must create a ZONE TRANSFER POOL. This can be done by going to the ZONE TRANSFERS tab under the main CLOUD DNS tab. Within that […]

How can I test if Zone Transfers are configured properly?

If you’ve followed the steps in our KB article How do I enable Zone Transfers and you are still not having any luck, here is something you can do to test if zone transfers are working and you have properly configured the Pool IP addresses. You must be on a Microsoft Windows PC in order to use […]

Data Center Power Reliability

In some respects, a load bank test of a data center is much like a road test of an automobile. Suppose you are in the market for a car, and you meet with a dealer or a private party to check out what they have to offer. You start it up, look under the hood, […]

And You Thought Your Transactions Were Safe: SSL Based Attacks

Your plaintext internet traffic is subject to attack. You already knew this.  And it probably won’t surprise you to learn that your encrypted internet traffic is also vulnerable. It’s an unfortunate situation. Carl Herberger, Radware’s VP for Security Solutions, says that the prospect of SSL-based attacks “makes a folly of our existing security infrastructure”. The […]

The Ghosts of Buffer Overflow

An enormous amount of due diligence.  That’s what it will take to overcome one of the most common computer security vulnerabilities that has been vexing cyberspace for years, according to John Clark of the University of York.  “To make buffer overflows a thing of the past will require an enormous amount of due diligence – […]

CSRF and the Confused Deputy

Imagine that a smooth operator convinces Barney Fife — the famous sheriff’s deputy on TV — to unlock a Mayberry jail cell. Barney has the keys. He has the authority. He wants to do the right thing, but he’s easily confused and manipulated.  Your web browser has authority too.  It can do a lot of […]

Network Availability – Is it Important to you?

Alright, we admit that our company has a certain obsession with network availability we collectively call “uptime”. It’s even in our name. We’re totally committed to keeping services up and running for our clients. And while uptime is our best friend, we seem to spend a lot of time thinking about the enemy:  downtime. We’ve […]

Is Liquid Cooling Worth the Risk?

Water and computers don’t mix, right? So why would anybody want to try to cool computer equipment with water? Lots of reasons. But the first thing you think, of course, is this: “Will it leak?” Well, probably not — but we’ll get into that. You should know that water and computers are definitely not mutually […]

Privacy Policy

Total Uptime Privacy Policy Last Updated: May 23, 2018 Total Uptime Technologies LLC (“Total Uptime”) respects your concerns about privacy. References in this Privacy Policy to “Total Uptime”, “we”, “us”, and “our” are references to the Total Uptime entity responsible for the processing of your personal information, which generally is the Total Uptime entity that […]