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Re: Question about strain on the A root server
On Sat, 22 Apr 2000, "Nick Patience" wrote: > > NSI seems slightly unsure as to the main reason for the increase in hits, > but speculates that one of the reasons may be > says the main reason for this is that ISP's are using different caching > techniques and more & more searches are going right to the top of the > tree > than before. > > What do people on this list feel about this as a reason? It seems a > little > woolly to me. It seems rational to me. I know I used to forward off to my upstream and rely on their cache, but now I just dig it straight from the root servers and rely on my own cache. Probably less efficient, but takes a point of failure out of the loop. It's difficult getting your upstream to admit to DNS problems sometimes.