Last night Telstra suffered a DNS server outage, the details of which I haven’t had a chance to look into.
This revealed a weakness in our hosting setup as both primary and secondary DNS entries are currently hosted with Telstra.
I’ll now change to a different secondary and tertiary dns host.
We’re also in the process of have fibre run between hosting and office in order to provide a diverse path, carrier and technology.
I’m really trying to eliminate as many single points of failure in the entire infrastructure but it’s amazing how many things you have to cover.
I’m aiming to one day get to the point where “failure is not an emergency”.