Just got on this thing (perhaps very belatedly) - root server trouble?
mjr at ranney.com
Tue Feb 18 23:46:30 UTC 1997
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Karl Denninger wrote:
> What do you think happens to the nameservers on the net when they're asked
> for a domain that doesn't have functional servers, and they sit and churn
> trying to resolve the names?
> BTW, churn is the right word. Its taking anywhere from 5-10 *seconds* to
> come back as NXDOMAIN on each request for those that fail to resolve, and
> this is from the IANA roots.
So aside from programs like yours, who ever asks for domains that
aren't in use?
> This IS a functional problem - and worse, all those non-existant zones and
> the VM churn they generate on the COM TLD servers is probably the REASON
> that we're looking at this kind of horrid performance!
Thats fair, I guess. Perhaps some of those $100 in fees for unused
domains could be used to buy more RAM for root server operators.
Matt Ranney - mjr at ranney.com
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