We've been running on eDNS now for something like seven months, and have
had ZERO operational incidents recorded by our NOC which have been related
to root server failures or problems.
Somehow, I'm not impressed. Say, shouldn't the inability of any AOL customers
to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org be considered an operational problem?
And shouldn't "root servers" have recursive queries turned off?:
; <<>> DiG 8.1 <<>> @126.96.36.199 worf.netins.net
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 3
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; worf.netins.net, type = A, class = IN
;; ANSWER SECTION:
worf.netins.net. 21h38m10s IN A 188.8.131.52
;; Total query time: 5097 msec
;; FROM: vis-admin.dmacc.cc.ia.us to SERVER: 184.108.40.206
;; WHEN: Mon Feb 17 18:51:56 1997
;; MSG SIZE sent: 33 rcvd: 164
And what happens if usage of the eDNS root servers goes up? The eDNS
root servers don't appear to be very well situated network-wise,
either. It looks like all of them are in North America. The IANA has
at least one non-North American root server (i.root-servers.net).
Give it a shot folks. I know lots of you have political dislikes for the
eDNS concept and implementation, but if your nameservice is unreliable now,
having trouble, and you can *FIX IT* for your customers by using eDNS
instead, isn't finding and using a better mousetrap what your customers
all pay for you?
Think about it!
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