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

Phil Regnauld regnauld at nsrc.org
Mon Sep 10 19:57:48 UTC 2012

Paul Vixie (paul) writes:
> 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.

	How is that different from ping the increasingly ubiquitious L and F-root ?
	(both seem like a bad idea either way)

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