History of What's the story?

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Wed Feb 17 04:35:51 UTC 2010

Our nameservers handle both the authoritative and recursive traffic, but we
use ACLs to restrict recursive queries to just our users.

If I understand your second sentence correctly, then yes, our DHCP server
hands out the DNS servers, of which one of the three is outside our own


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick W. Gilmore [mailto:patrick at ianai.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:33 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: Re: History of What's the story? 

On Feb 16, 2010, at 10:24 PM, Frank Bulk wrote:

> We do.  It's at our upstream provider, just in case we had an upstream
> connectivity issue or some internal meltdown that prevented those in the
> outside world to hit our (authoritative) DNS servers.  Of course, that's
> most helpful for DNS records that resolve to IPs *outside* our network. 

What you describe - authorities used by people off your network to resolve A
records with IP addresses outside your network - is not what Joe was
describing.  What the recursive name server your end users queried to
resolve names, the IP address in their desktop's control panel, outside your

I can see a small ISP using its upstream's recursive name server.  But to
the rest of the world, most small ISPs look like a part of their upstream's


> ===
> <snip>
> For what it's worth, I have never heard of an ISP, big or small,  
> deciding to place resolvers used by their customers in someone else's  
> network. Perhaps I just need to get out more.
> Joe

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