Default route with object tracking

Scott Morris swm at
Mon Feb 1 16:49:07 UTC 2010

I think that "good" is all relative to what you are most likely to be
able to reach from wherever your location happens to be!

Google's...  Level 3's.....  Root DNS servers (anycast)....  Pick something.


Curtis Maurand wrote:
> 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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