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

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Mon Sep 10 16:56:08 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-05, at 05:13, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:

> They have good technical properties: always up, reply to ICMP echo,
> reliable.

The AS112 servers don't have such good technical properties, but they have the advantage that they are deployed with an expectation that junk will arrive. Perhaps PRISONER.IANA.ORG is a reasonable thing to ping.


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