ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 23:38:35 CDT 2008


On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:34 AM, Gadi Evron <ge at linuxbox.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2008, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:11 PM, Roger Marquis <marquis at roble.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'd point out that FastFlux is actually sort of how Akamai does
>>>> it's job (inconsistent dns responses)
>>>
>>> That's not really fast flux.  FF uses TTLs of just a few seconds with
>>> dozens of NS.  Also, in practice, most FF NS are invalid.  Not that FF
>>> has
>>> a fixed definition...
>>>
>>
>> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
>> www.yahoo.com.          24      IN      CNAME   www.yahoo-ht3.akadns.net.
>> www.yahoo-ht3.akadns.net. 57    IN      A       69.147.76.15
>>
>> akamai, 60 second TTL's... most of the FF things I've seen sit around
>> 300seconds for NS and for A records. either way, this is 60 seconds
>> which is fast enough.
>
> Interesting, I was under the impression anything less than 120 is
> effectively as good as 120.

I have not measured... I bet yahoo has though :) and/or Akamai.
There's a reason that these folks are doing this. Would be an
interesting presentation though eh?

-Chris




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