F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET moved to Beijing?

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 14:03:19 CDT 2011


I see similar,  intermittedly

#  dig +short +norec @F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET HOSTNAME.BIND CHAOS TXT
"pek2a.f.root-servers.org"

#  dig +short +norec @F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET HOSTNAME.BIND CHAOS TXT
"ord1b.f.root-servers.org"



On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Janne Snabb <snabb at epipe.com> wrote:
> I happened to notice the following at three separate sites around
> the US and one site in Europe:
>
> $ dig +short +norec @F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET HOSTNAME.BIND CHAOS TXT
> "pek2a.f.root-servers.org"
>
> and:
>
> $ dig +short +norec @F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET HOSTNAME.BIND CHAOS TXT
> "pek2b.f.root-servers.org"
>
> After running a couple of traceroutes it appears that he.net has a
> route for F's anycast IPv6 address (2001:500:2f::f) towards Beijing.
> According to https://www.isc.org/community/f-root/sites the Beijing
> node should be a "Local Node" (without IPv6 but I suppose the list
> is not up to date).
>
> I believe this means that a lot of DNS queries from IPv6 enabled
> sites in US and other countries are going to Beijing. I wonder if
> this is intentional? Chinese government (CNNIC) seems to be in the
> path.
>
> All my sites seem to have he.net somewhere in the IPv6 connectivity
> path. I wonder if this is specific to he.net or more wide-spread
> routing anomaly?
>
> I have notified he.net NOC and F-root @ ISC.
>
> Best Regards,
> --
> Janne Snabb / EPIPE Communications
> snabb at epipe.com - http://epipe.com/
>
>



-- 
-JH



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