[dns-operations] Pinging the root name servers to check my connectivity?
William F. Maton Sotomayor
wmaton at ryouko.imsb.nrc.ca
Mon Sep 10 17:26:55 UTC 2012
On Mon, 10 Sep 2012, Paul Vixie wrote:
> more importantly, as112 announcements are variably scoped. pinging such
> an address does not tell you how healthy you are. you might be reaching
> something on-lan, on-campus, same-provider, other-provider. if the
> purpose is to check your connectivity then you should ping something
> whose network location you know is distant enough to matter.
I know in the early days there were once such boxen. Perhaps one day the
constellations of PerfSONAR boxes will become stable enough to be reliably
used in the future.
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