Google weird routing?

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu May 23 20:28:16 UTC 2019


> On May 23, 2019, at 4:11 PM, Matt Harris <matt at netfire.net> wrote:
> 
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 2:55 PM Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:
> I would say that it says BOM at the start of the name, perhaps they are sending you to India?
> 
> Are you using a DNS service that uses ECS facing the various CDN/Cloud providers or a different one?
> 
> This is my thinking, too, however my recursive DNS servers are all on the same network as the systems trying to reach google, all of which are on IP space that I own and announced exclusively by AS 394102 here in the US.  I've also taken care to maintain as many geoip service entries as could be found/maintained, including maxmind's.  Where they would get the idea that my packets should go to India is beyond me.   
> 
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 3:06 PM Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> not sure where you are starting from (really) .. can you provide a:
>   dig www.google.com
> 
> for me? My guess is that as Jared noted you got somehow looking like
> you are in india to whatever does that magic :)
> 
> Google's coming back with bom* addresses; no idea why though.  
> 
> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
> www.google.com.         300     IN      A       172.217.26.228
> 
> 
> Hoping someone over there can shed some light on why they are sending my packets on a world trip.  :)

If you send the query to 8.8.8.8 do you get a more favorable response (just curious).

You can also run this query:

dig TXT whoami.ds.akahelp.net.

Which may assist.

- jared


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