Google Public DNS Problems?

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu May 2 15:51:12 UTC 2013


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Morrow" <morrowc.lists at gmail.com>

> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Perry Lorier" <isomer at gmail.com>
> >
> > > On 5/1/13 12:38 PM, Blair Trosper wrote:
> > >
> > > > That's all well and good, but I certainly wouldn't expect "nslookup
> > > > gmail.com <http://gmail.com>" or for "nslookup google.com" to
> > > > return SERVFAIL
> >
> > > Do you have traceroutes to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4?
> >
> > Is that actually pertinent?
> >
> > 8.8 and 8.4 aren't *public zone servers* for Google's commercial domains,
> > are they? I have been assuming they were only open recursive resolver
> > nameservers...

> I think perry's question is: "Can you show me which networks you traversed
> and which instance of the service you were talking to at the time of
> the problem?" (or 'now' if the problem is persisting)

Sure, Chris.

But since Perry's problem is *inability to resolve names in google's
public zones*, the *path to the ZONE servers* is the thing diagnostics
would require a trace to, no?

If 8.8.8.8 doesn't *answer* for "google.com" (and no one's told me it
has), then how you get there is irrelevant.

Cheers,
-- jra
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