[dns-operations] Pinging the root name servers to check my connectivity?

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Wed Sep 5 16:50:02 UTC 2012

to me the problem is one of time scale not population scale or network

in 1988 my health check (on a vax running ultrix, called
gatekeeper.dec.com) was to ping SRI-NIC.ARPA, which was then at i think eventually this stopped working, though that was unthinkable
at the time.

so i agree, health checks should be to ping something you own, even if
it means paying for remote hosting.


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