[dns-operations] m.root-servers.net failing

Jonathan Stewart jonathan.stewart at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 20:05:25 UTC 2010

> Is there any trick or indication in the response that helps to
> determine without looking at routing tables what instance of an
> anycasted root server is sending the replies ?

Try doing a CH TXT lookup for hostname.bind.  Most root servers respond.

Example using 'dig':

reaper at silverstar:~$ dig +short ch txt hostname.bind @m.root-servers.net

> Regards
> Jorge
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