Default route with object tracking

Curtis Maurand cmaurand at
Mon Feb 1 15:47:07 UTC 2010

I'd rather send him to something more open like;  anything 
but Google's DNS.  Google's DNS is a little too nefarious for my taste.

On 2/1/2010 10:31 AM, Dan White wrote:
> On 01/02/10 10:13 -0500, Andrey Gordon wrote:
>> Hi list.
>> I'd like to setup my default routes to the Interwebz to be 
>> conditional on
>> reachability of something on the Interwebz. I got two different ISPs (no
>> BGP). I'm trying to figure out what would be a reliable object to track?
>> Meaning, it's probably not reasonable to track my ISPs default gateway,
>> since it does not protect me from someone on the ISP side screwing 
>> up. I'm
>> thinking of tracking something like, but am not sure if 
>> after I
>> resolve for the first time, it will be simply tracking an
>> arbitrary server (or some load balancer).
>> I wanted to see what experienced folks think is a reliable tracking 
>> target.
>> Any comments are much appreciated.
> Publicly advertised DNS server IPs should be good, such as google's 
> and

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