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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Record expires on 15-Aug-2009.

    Record created on 16-Aug-1994.

    Database last updated on 23-Aug-2007 11:31:50 EDT.
    --
    Casey West
    • I believe that's just Network Solution's "last time we updated whois" field, but not specific to that entry.

      Verisign's whois shows an update yesterday, and that it's on client hold. The registration anniversary was the other week, but the expiration is in 2009, so I don't think it's an "expired but autorenewed" type situation. But, who knows? :)

      -Matt

  • Some modules, e.g. URI, try live network testing and assume that perl.com will exist.

    It happened to me this morning when I was updating some Bundle or other and it took me a while to figure out why the test was failing. When I finally opened the URL in question in a browser and got a 404 error, it was then pretty clear what the problem was.

    • Naughty naughty modules, time to fix some bugs then.

      FWIW, LWP::Online does something similar, but uses a collection of 3 or 4 major sites (google, yahoo, microsoft, cnn) to determine "I CAN HAVE INTARWEB?" but it tolerates a couple of them going down...
  • DNSreport for perl.com
    Generated by www.DNSreport.com at 18:17:16 GMT on 23 Aug 2007.

    [ERROR: The parent servers say that the domain perl.com does not exist. Note that the DNSreport only works on domains, not hostnames.]
  • Only yesterday, my browser couldn't find perl.com. But it appears to be working for me again. Probably propagation delay.