This page spells out clearly enough for even me how DISCID’s are derived, and demonstrates how to verify them. Very nice. Of course, this means DISCID is not written to disc but is instead derived from what’s already on the disc, so if the tracks and offsets differ from the canonical, ie RIAA-approved, version, freedb lookups will never work.
tried to look at the Pacific Science Center’s website this morning . . . . couldn’t resolve their address.
[/home/paul]:: dig pacsci.org ns
; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> pacsci.org ns
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 2
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 2
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; pacsci.org, type = NS, class = IN
;; ANSWER SECTION:
pacsci.org. 1d3h11s IN NS DNS1.pacsci.org.
pacsci.org. 1d3h11s IN NS DNS2.pacsci.org.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
DNS1.pacsci.org. 1d4h25m28s IN A 126.96.36.199
DNS2.pacsci.org. 1d4h25m28s IN A 188.8.131.52
;; Total query time: 34 msec
;; FROM: blue.paulbeard.org to SERVER: default — 184.108.40.206
;; WHEN: Sun Dec 29 11:18:28 2002
;; MSG SIZE sent: 28 rcvd: 98
Both their name servers are on the same network segment and neither can be pinged. Having two next to each other is worse than having just one, since it leads to a false sense of security/redundancy. If something breaks connectivity or power to one, you lose both.
In the process of burning these CDs, it occurs to me I’d like to tag them so that freedb.org can return title and track data for them. But I’m not having a lot of success finding out how that’s done. So I have emailing dev-support at freedb and we’ll see if it’s possible.
Salon.com Technology | Mozilla rising
“The browser’s not even going to matter.”
In 1995 it was the OS that was irrelevant. We see how that worked out.
Now will we see the browser come into its own as a platform-neutral application/work space?
It’s been too long in coming . . . .