facebook DNS

John Payne john at sackheads.org
Thu May 21 11:56:11 CDT 2009


On May 21, 2009, at 12:03 PM, Patrick Darden wrote:

> Whois query gets us:
>   NS2.FACEBOOK.COM   204.74.67.132
>   DNS05.SF2P.TFBNW.NET     DNS04.SF2P.TFBNW.NET      
> NS1.FACEBOOK.COM   204.74.66.132
>
> both 204.74.67.132 and 204.74.66.132 are pingable, but DNS queries  
> on them directly get various answers:
>
> nslookup www.facebook.com 204.74.66.132
> *** Can't find www.facebook.com: No answer
>
> and
> nslookup www.harvard.edu 204.74.66.132
> ** server can't find www.harvard.edu: SERVFAIL
>
> This tells me the DNS is set up and semi-working, but incorrectly.   
> It answers correctly for a query for a domain outside its purview,  
> but with a "No answer" for stuff it should know.

a) why are you relying on whois for stuff that's authoritative in DNS?
b) isn't this what the outages list is for?


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> --p
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> Darden, Patrick S. wrote:
>> I noticed this as well around 11:50 eastern.
>>
>> --Patrick Darden
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Maria Iano [mailto:maria at iano.org] Sent: Thursday, May 21,  
>> 2009 11:56 AM
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: facebook DNS
>>
>> It looks like facebook is having DNS troubles. The www.facebook.com
>> subdomain is delegated to some servers that are no longer  
>> answering.  Also apps.facebook.com is a cname to www- 
>> college.facebook.com which gets
>> no reply.
>>
>> Maria
>>
>>
>>
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