[dns-operations] aws.amazon.com zone has only one nameserver
regnauld at nsrc.org
Tue Dec 8 12:51:34 UTC 2015
Yonghua Peng (pyh) writes:
> ~$ idig aws.amazon.com ns
> aws.amazon.com. 587 IN NS ns-911.amazon.com.
> ~$ idig aws.amazon.com soa
> aws.amazon.com. 60 IN SOA ns-911.amazon.com.
> root.amazon.com. 1449536989 3600 900 7776000 60
> ~$ idig ns-911.amazon.com
> ns-911.amazon.com. 197 IN A 126.96.36.199
My first query returned:
aws.amazon.com. 5126 IN NS ns-923.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 5126 IN NS ns-912.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 5126 IN NS ns-931.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 5126 IN NS ns-921.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 5126 IN NS ns-911.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 5126 IN NS ns-932.amazon.com.
After that I get changing NS records, 1 NS in the RR set / query:
aws.amazon.com. 486 IN NS ns-924.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 488 IN NS ns-911.amazon.com.
aws.amazon.com. 539 IN NS ec2-52-19-138-45.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com.
aws.amazon.com. 534 IN NS ns-945.amazon.com.
I think they're doing a mix of geolocation and possibly anycast - but
hostname.bind doesn't return anything here.
Either way, I think they know what they're doing, and there's definitely
more than 1 NS instance behind each IP :)
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