NSI bulletin 097-004 | Root Server Problems

Well, what would make it tough is if there were a gaffe of the month
contest, because that would be NSI competing with itself. Recall that
problem of a couple of weeks ago where NSI fiddled with its FTP access
permissions and made it impossible for the root servers to obtain the root
file ... a mistake that, like this one, was detected first by persons
outside of NSI, and only hours later did NSI make any public
acknowledgement of the mistake.