F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET moved to Beijing?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Oct 3 02:26:06 CDT 2011


On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 04:06:44PM -0700,
 Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote 
 a message of 107 lines which said:

> We have found networks where a query sent to F-Root never reaches an
> ISC run server.

For details on such behavior, i highly recommend the excellent paper
"Identifying and Characterizing Anycast in the Domain Name System"
<http://www.isi.edu/~xunfan/research/anycast_Tech_Report_ISI_TR_671.pdf>,
which shows, among other things, that such masquerading (by a false
root name server) happens.



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