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

Doug Barton 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.



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