[dns-operations] Root-servers returning TC=1 after 5 NXDOMAINS

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Wed Feb 11 21:39:07 UTC 2015

> bert hubert <mailto:bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl>
> Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:00 AM
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 03:28:10PM -0800, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> have you looked at http://www.redbarn.org/dns/ratelimits (DNS RRL)?
> We lovingly cloned it into a superset even ;-)
> http://7bits.nl/tmp/unlisted/lua-policy-engine.html

looks nice, even if it is in C++ :-).
>> i think you'll see that it's not pure TC=1, but rather, some drops with
>> occasional TC=1's.
> Out of a 1000 packets, I get 994 TC=1 and 6 regular answers.

that is NOT a recommended configuration. i suspect that f-root has
changed the default "slip" and "drop" values. a lot of people fear
drops. RRL drops deliberately, and this behaviour must not be disabled.

Paul Vixie
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