large organization nameservers sending icmp packets to dns servers.

Duane Wessels wessels at
Mon Aug 6 17:35:27 UTC 2007

On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, John Levine said:

> Why would they ping rather than just sending the query to all of the
> NS and see which one answers first?  It's an IP round trip either way.

ping targets are of the caching nameserver type, not the authoritative
nameserver type.

Duane W.

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