[dns-operations] Anycast DNS servers provided by AT&T?
Justin.Dixon at BBandT.com
Wed May 25 21:44:19 UTC 2011
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> Subject: Re: [dns-operations] Anycast DNS servers provided by AT&T?
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 01:11:20PM -0700, Dixon, Justin wrote:
> > > Anyone know if AT&T offers authoritative anycast DNS services, and
> > > under what product name? And anyone have any experience with it?
> > >
> > > Want to evaluate between using them (an existing bandwidth
> > > ours) and something like Amazon's Route 53 (which currently
> > > consume AXFR data I don't believe).
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Ray
> > I will tell you from experience that the management functions leave
> > lot to be desired if you are expecting a change to take place at a
> > specific time.
> > The changes made in the web based admin tool are not processed
> > immediately, they are held in a queue and batch processed at the top
> > each hour. So if you enter a change in the web based tool at 1105
> > want until 1200 before the batch cycle begins that will actually
> > implement the change you made.
> > This is noted in the FAQs somewhere IIRC.
> > For a free service as pat of existing circuit contracts it's not a
> > terrible solution, but the offering is limited in the options and
> > scheduling areas...Not sure if DNSSEC is being considered now, the
> > time I asked it wasn't.
> > Thanks...
> > Justin
> Thanks, Justin.
> We're already using an AT&T service that provides secondary/slave DNS
> service for us based off of standard AXFR transfers from our master
> BIND server.
> I was hoping for something with a similar workflow, but the zone
> changes would propagate to a global network of DNS servers available
> via an anycast IP.
> There are probably some other providers out there who do something
> similar. Route 53 is one I mentioned, but they have a custom API and
> don't support AXFR directly.
> Although, I did just come across this.
> Thanks again...
>  http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~lecter/route53d/
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These are some that I have run across in various research endeavors of
finding a DNS provider.
Look at DNSMadeEasy www.dnsmadeeasy.com for reasonable pricing.
Verisign also offers seconday services on an anycast network but it is
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