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Re: Content Delivery Networks
On Aug 9, 2007, at 10:55 PM, Paul Reubens wrote:
How do you engineer around enterprise and ISP recursors that don't honor TTL, instead caching DNS records for a week or more?
In my "little" bit of research and experience over the last 10 years in this field, I have often pursued this "urban myth". It remains largely just that.
The most common supposed violator of this was AOL. I found myself in a position at one stage to get to the "root" of this, and was rather impressed to find that it was indeed a myth.
We've just finished a small research project where we looked at approximately 16 million recursive servers. The only ones violating this were some CPE devices that ran local recursive services, and they were generally along the lines of returning the appropriate TTL the first time they were queried, and if the TTL was zero, they returned a higher TTL (10000 seconds) to subsequent queries for a short period (5 minutes). It may have been a code bug, or a designed behavior given that these were CPE devices.
Do you have any real examples of significant recursive servers doing this?