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Re: Just got on this thing (perhaps very belatedly) - root server trouble?
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Matt Ranney wrote: > > BTW, churn is the right word. Its taking anywhere from 5-10 *seconds* to > > come back as NXDOMAIN on each request for those that fail to resolve, and > > this is from the IANA roots. > > So aside from programs like yours, who ever asks for domains that > aren't in use? Plenty of folks do, some gomer registers a domain, doesn't tell his upstream about it, doesn't do DNS for it, but hands out an email address of joe@my.*&^ed.domain.com, they try and email him.. you get the picture. Day after day we see dozens of lame delegation errors. Very often for the same domains time and time again. I don't usually agree with Karl but in this case he's right. > > This IS a functional problem - and worse, all those non-existant zones and > > the VM churn they generate on the COM TLD servers is probably the REASON > > that we're looking at this kind of horrid performance! > > Thats fair, I guess. Perhaps some of those $100 in fees for unused > domains could be used to buy more RAM for root server operators. Or better yet, to teach the idiots at NSI how to maintain a database. [-] Brett L. Hawn (blh @ nol dot net) [-] [-] Networks On-Line - Houston, Texas [-] [-] 713-467-7100 [-] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -