[dns-operations] What's the story on gmail.fr?

Emmanuel Thierry ml at sekil.fr
Sun Jul 6 15:10:29 UTC 2014

Le 6 juil. 2014 à 16:34, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> a écrit :

> On Sun, Jul 06, 2014 at 03:45:18PM +0200,
> sthaug at nethelp.no <sthaug at nethelp.no> wrote 
> a message of 30 lines which said:
>> But according to the name servers for .fr,
>> gmail.fr.               172800  IN      NS      dns1.emarkmonitor.com.
>> gmail.fr.               172800  IN      NS      dns2.emarkmonitor.com.
> gmail.fr had this set of name servers for a very long time (2010, you
> can check in DNSDB if you're not sure).
>> From my vantage point in Norway (AS 2116), I can't get any answer at
>> all from dns{1,2}.emarkmonitor.com - thus gmail.fr is for all purposes
>> nonexistent for our customers.
> Same problem for me. No idea of the cause. But it is _not_ specific to
> .fr or to Google. Same problem for all domains hosted at
> dnsN.emarkmonitor.com, like amazon-blog.biz.

Contrarily to dnsN.emarkmonitor.com, nsN.markmonitor.com replies to queries.
But the answer is still different from google servers :

% dig +short @ns1.google.com gmail.fr

% dig +short @ns1.markmonitor.com gmail.fr

Best regards.
Emmanuel Thierry

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