Google Public DNS Problems?

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Thu May 2 16:12:46 UTC 2013


On 2013-05-02, at 12:10, Joe Abley <jabley at hopcount.ca> wrote:

> On 2013-05-02, at 11:59, Charles Gucker <cgucker at onesc.net> wrote:
> 
>>    That's not entirely true.    You can easily do lookup for
>> whoami.akamai.net and it will return the unicast address for the node
>> in question (provided the local resolver is able to do the
>> resolution).    This is a frequent lookup that I do when I don't know
>> what actual anycast node I'm using.
> 
> Using 8.8.8.8 to tell me about whoami.akamai.net tells me what Akamai authoritative server Google last used to answer that query.

Oh, now that I poke at it, it seems like whoami.akamai.net is telling me about the address of the resolver I used, rather than the address of the akamai node I hit.

Never mind, I understand now :-)


Joe




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