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Discussion on: Why do we still speak in direct DNS?

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Peter Kim Frank

I always get extra nervous whenever adjusting DNS settings. Not only is there typically no way to preview changes, but you're always warned that "DNS propagation may take 24-48 hours." Thus, you could unintentionally cause a critical-path bug that can't even be rectified immediately.

I started this #explainlikeimfive question a little while back on the specific topic of TTL:

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Artem

DNS propagation may take 24-48 hours.

It honestly not that bad. I'm yet to see any operation that going to take 24-48 hours. Even delegation to a set of different servers rarely takes longer than an hour.

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Sergey Kislyakov πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

How often do you adjust DNS settings that MAY cause critical bugs?