Just got on this thing (perhaps very belatedly) - root server trouble?
Jeffrey C. Ollie
jeff at ollie.clive.ia.us
Tue Feb 18 01:13:56 UTC 1997
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On Mon, 17 Feb 1997 17:35:15 -0600 (CST), karl at mcs.net writes:
>We've been running on eDNS now for something like seven months, and have
>had ZERO operational incidents recorded by our NOC which have been related
>to root server failures or problems.
Somehow, I'm not impressed. Say, shouldn't the inability of any AOL customers
to send email to user at domain.audio be considered an operational problem?
And shouldn't "root servers" have recursive queries turned off?:
; <<>> DiG 8.1 <<>> @184.108.40.206 worf.netins.net
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 3
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; worf.netins.net, type = A, class = IN
;; ANSWER SECTION:
worf.netins.net. 21h38m10s IN A 220.127.116.11
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
NETINS.NET. 1d1h56m48s IN NS NS.MCI.NET.
NETINS.NET. 1d1h56m48s IN NS NS2.NETINS.NET.
NETINS.NET. 1d1h56m48s IN NS NS1.NETINS.NET.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
NS.MCI.NET. 9h26m20s IN A 18.104.22.168
NS2.NETINS.NET. 20h24m56s IN A 22.214.171.124
NS1.NETINS.NET. 1d10h22m52s IN A 126.96.36.199
;; Total query time: 5097 msec
;; FROM: vis-admin.dmacc.cc.ia.us to SERVER: 188.8.131.52
;; WHEN: Mon Feb 17 18:51:56 1997
;; MSG SIZE sent: 33 rcvd: 164
And what happens if usage of the eDNS root servers goes up? The eDNS
root servers don't appear to be very well situated network-wise,
either. It looks like all of them are in North America. The IANA has
at least one non-North American root server (i.root-servers.net).
>Give it a shot folks. I know lots of you have political dislikes for the
>eDNS concept and implementation, but if your nameservice is unreliable now,
>having trouble, and you can *FIX IT* for your customers by using eDNS
>instead, isn't finding and using a better mousetrap what your customers
>all pay for you?
>Think about it!
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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 19:13:56 -0600
From: "Jeffrey C. Ollie" <jeff at ollie.clive.ia.us>
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 17 Feb 1997 17:35:15 CST."
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Subject: Re: Just got on this thing (perhaps very belatedly) - root server trouble?
To: nanog at merit.edu
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