RE: How common is lack of DNS server diversity?

From: Jay R. Ashworth []
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:44 PM

> > > More interestingly, how many root servers allow
recursive lookup?
> >
> > a quick looping probe shows that none of them do, nor the
gTLD servers
> > (phew!) although L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET and H.GTLD-SERVERS.NET
> > are unreachable
> > from my view. Preparing an accurate list of all TLD servers
> > glued in the
> > root zone will take a little longer.
> I was taking about root servers at ALL levels, not just the root.

I believe the phrasing Roeland may be looking for is "how many *zone*
servers (ie: authoritative servers, not customer resolvers) allow
recursive lookups", no, Roeland?

Well, yes.