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Re: .ORG problems this evening
On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 12:50:28AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote: > > tld.ultradns.net, the NS for .ORG, was completely unreachable for about > an hour or two this evening, timing out on all DNS queries. Anyone else see > similar? (The hosts are unpingable and untracerouteable, so I had to use > DNS queries to determine when they were back up.) > > It makes me wonder how UltraDNS got a contract to manage the domain on all > of two nameservers hosted on the same subnet, given that they were supposed > to have deployed "geographically diverse" (or something like that) servers. > But then, we know ICANN smokes the crack liberally at times.... dare i say "duh", but ... ultradns uses the power of anycast to have these ips that appear to be on close subnets in geographyically diverse locations. go to europe, traceroute to them, it goes to a place in europe. go to asia, traceroute to them, it goes to a machine in asia. in the us, it goes to one of a few geographical locations ... could you provide some more technical details, other than your postulations that they have two machines on network-wise close subnets and that is the problem? - jared > <sigh> > > -- > -- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> -- Jared Mauch | pgp key available via finger from email@example.com clue++; | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/ My statements are only mine.