Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Brain-dead Bob

iiNet's BoB (actually a Belkin F1PI243EGau) isn't very bright. For a highly capable device, "he" has some bad habits that just aren't being trained out.

UPDATE September 2010: Belkin/iiNet have finally released a firmware with a fix for the broken IPv6 lookup / DNS delay issue. See Firmware in support answer id 2498. It's taken a year too long, but they got there in the end, and you don't have to ask for the Super Top Secret firmware from support anymore.

UPDATE2 October 2010: Belkin's firmware update fixed AAAA records, but SRV and TXT records are still broken. Morons. Same thing: TXT and SRV queries just time out. This is less than impressive QA, especially after being informed of the AAAA issue. One would think that Belkin would have a test suite to verify basic DNS support in their products that's run as part of the release process...