DNS ed.gov translations

Peter Charbonneau Peter.Charbonneau at williams.edu
Thu May 28 14:47:15 CDT 2009


Greetings,

   Periodically, we loose the capability of translating .ed.gov names.

   Today, it seems that it is www.dl.ed.gov and www.fafsa.ed.gov that  
will not translate.

If I use dig .... I get:

porthos2:~ pcharbon2$ dig +trace www.fafsa.ed.gov

; <<>> DiG 9.4.3-P1 <<>> +trace www.fafsa.ed.gov
;; global options:  printcmd
.			499251	IN	NS	L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.			499251	IN	NS	F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
;; Received 488 bytes from 137.165.4.21#53(137.165.4.21) in 2 ms

gov.			172800	IN	NS	E.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
gov.			172800	IN	NS	G.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
gov.			172800	IN	NS	A.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
gov.			172800	IN	NS	B.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
gov.			172800	IN	NS	C.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
gov.			172800	IN	NS	D.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
gov.			172800	IN	NS	F.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM.
;; Received 274 bytes from 192.203.230.10#53(E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET) in 82  
ms

ed.gov.			86400	IN	NS	eduptcdns02.ed.gov.
ed.gov.			86400	IN	NS	eduftcdns01.ed.gov.
ed.gov.			86400	IN	NS	eduftcdns02.ed.gov.
ed.gov.			86400	IN	NS	eduptcdns01.ed.gov.
;; Received 202 bytes from 216.55.155.29#53(A.GOV.ZONEEDIT.COM) in 84 ms

dig: couldn't get address for 'eduftcdns01.ed.gov': not found
porthos2:~ pcharbon2$


It always seems to fail after the "third" lookup sequence.

After about an hour (or two or eight) it starts working again for some  
period of time.

I am out of troubleshooting tools and don't know where to go from  
here.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.



PeteC


Peter Charbonneau
Sr. Network and Systems Administrator
Williams College
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(413) 822-2922 (cell)
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