[dns-operations] AAAA record for c.root-servers.net

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Tue Apr 1 04:08:31 UTC 2014

On Mar 31, 2014, at 20:23 , Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:
> On Mar 31, 2014, at 5:08 PM, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:

>>> Yes.
>>> I posted the output for networks which cannot reach 
>>> c.root-servers.net over IPv6.
>> Basically anyone using Hurricane Electric.
> This is well known that Cogent (nee c.psi.net <-> c.root-servers) is not connected to Hurricane Electric.  It's odd that their IPv4 works between the networks and not IPv6 as the ISPs involved should have congruent policies for each AFI.
> I suspect there's something "strategic" being done on the part of one of them in not keeping the policies the same.

I suggest you re-check cogent's policies. HE is happy to peer with _ANYONE_. Cogent claims they are a "tier 1" and requires HE to buy transit. HE refuses to buy v6 transit, which kinda-sortta makes sense since HE has more v6 routes than anyone else (they claim, and they are at least in the top 2 or 3).

Blah, blah, blah, excuses, excuses, excuses. Whatever the underlying reason, and whoever is really at fault, this mostly is just another proof point that v6 is "not ready for prime-time". If a v4 bifurcation happened this long, even cogent would not survive. But since it is v6, no one really cares.

Sad commentary, but still true. :(

> The good news is the software will work around servers that don't respond.  If your software is buggy it can always be upgraded.

If your software is THAT buggy, then you should give up & start over. :)


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