[dns-operations] Google DNS Oddity

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Sun Sep 8 16:05:49 UTC 2019

On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 11:51 AM Vladimír Čunát
<vladimir.cunat+ietf at nic.cz> wrote:
> On 9/6/19 10:40 PM, Chip Marshall via dns-operations wrote:
> It's my understanding that
> without a CNAME record in the answer, the resolver is doing the right thing by
> ignoring the answer, as there's no linkage between www and www-anycast.
> Yes, I'm quite sure about that.  (as a Knot Resolver developer)


> I think some people from are reading this list, so they should know about it soon enough.

Yup, they *do* know about it :-)

A quick clarification -- this has nothing to do with Google Public DNS
(, this was being sent by the authoritative servers (part of
an experiment, which went awry, and has been rolled back).


> --Vladimir
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.

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