Google Public DNS Problems?

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

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

> On 2013-05-02, at 11:59, Charles Gucker <cgucker at> wrote:
>>    That's not entirely true.    You can easily do lookup for
>> 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 to tell me about tells me what Akamai authoritative server Google last used to answer that query.

Oh, now that I poke at it, it seems like 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 :-)


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