server problems for europe?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Mon Feb 15 05:58:13 CST 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:22:17AM +0100,
 Michelle Sullivan <matthew at> wrote 
 a message of 185 lines which said:

>       86400   IN      NS      NS-PRI.RIPE.NET.
>       86400   IN      NS      NS3.NIC.FR.
>       86400   IN      NS      SUNIC.SUNET.SE.
>       86400   IN      NS      SNS-PB.ISC.ORG.
>       86400   IN      NS      SEC1.APNIC.NET.
>       86400   IN      NS      SEC3.APNIC.NET.
>       86400   IN      NS      TINNIE.ARIN.NET.
> ;; Received 224 bytes from in 20011 ms
> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

It is highly improbable that all these name servers are unreachable
from you. Therefore, I suspect that *content* is the issue. RIPE-NCC
zones are signed with DNSSEC. Are you sure you do not have a broken
middlebox which deletes DNSSEC-signed answers?

(I tried from an US/Datotel/Level3 machine and everything works.)

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