Google peering pains in Dallas

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Thu Apr 30 23:05:03 UTC 2020

On 4/30/20 11:38 AM, Aaron C. de Bruyn via NANOG wrote:
> Why isn't there a well-known anycast ping address similar to 
> CloudFlare/Google/Level 3 DNS, or sorta like the NTP project?
> Get someone to carve out some well-known IP and allow every ISP on the 
> planet to add that IP to a router or BSD box somewhere on their 
> network?  Allow product manufacturers to test connectivity by sending 
> pings to it.  It would survive IoT manufacturers going out of business.
> Maybe even a second well-known IP that is just a very small webserver 
> that responds with {'status': 'ok'} for testing if there's HTTP/HTTPS 
> connectivity.

Maybe run a "ping" on ATLAS and see how universal it 
responds? It's possible some of the operators may block ICMP (I don't).

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