[dns-operations] Pinging the root name servers to check my connectivity?
dougb at dougbarton.us
Mon Sep 10 20:04:31 UTC 2012
On 9/10/2012 12:57 PM, Phil Regnauld wrote:
> 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)
I think that was what Paul was saying. :)
The previously mentioned suggestion "ping something you own" seems the
right way to go to me.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what
I can do.
-- Edward Everett Hale, (1822 - 1909)
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