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

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Sep 11 12:37:36 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 09:57:48PM +0200,
 Phil Regnauld <regnauld at nsrc.org> wrote 
 a message of 15 lines which said:

> 	How is that different from ping the increasingly ubiquitious L
> 	and F-root ?

Root name servers are critical: if you disrupt them, many kittens will
be killed. AS112 servers are very useful, but not critical. And, as
Joe Abley said, they are *meant* to process junk.

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