Google DNS --- Figuring out which DNS Cluster you are using
bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Thu Aug 24 07:42:42 UTC 2017
On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:53:58AM +1000,
Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote
a message of 39 lines which said:
> If Google was being sensible the servers would just return the
> information along with the answer. They all support EDNS.
I fully agree with you that NSID (RFC 5001) is great and Google should
really deploy it. However:
> e.g. dig +nsid @184.108.40.206
I assume that Google wants also to be debuggable by people who work on
inferior operating systems, and have no dig. Hence this trick. For
instance, L.root-servers.net has both NSID and a special name,
identity.l.root-servers.org (see RFC 7108).
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