Why doesn't "Cloudflare 1.1.1.1" compress root answers?

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at akcin.net
Tue Apr 3 20:20:26 UTC 2018


I am sure they will after this ;)

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Bjørn Mork <bjorn at mork.no> wrote:

> At first I thought they had disabled compression:
>
>  bjorn at miraculix:~$ dig . ns @1.1.1.1|grep SIZE
>  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 431
>  bjorn at miraculix:~$ dig . ns @8.8.8.8|grep SIZE
>  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 239
>  bjorn at miraculix:~$ dig . ns @9.9.9.9|grep SIZE
>  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 239
>
>
> But then I noticed that they *do* compress other names:
>
>  bjorn at miraculix:~$ dig net ns @1.1.1.1|grep SIZE
>  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 253
>  bjorn at miraculix:~$ dig net ns @8.8.8.8|grep SIZE
>  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 253
>  bjorn at miraculix:~$ dig net ns @9.9.9.9|grep SIZE
>  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 253
>
>
> Which just makes it even more confusing.  What's so special about root?
> Except for the obvious :-)
>
>
>
> Bjørn
>
>


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