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Re: Just got on this thing (perhaps very belatedly) - root server trouble?

  • From: Karl Denninger
  • Date: Tue Feb 18 19:03:44 1997

> 
> On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Karl Denninger wrote:
> 
> [...]
> > We're now well into the "C"s, and so far 32% of the NS lines in the TLD
> > list for COM file fail one of these four tests!
> > 
> > This is pretty clearly unacceptable, and far worse than I had ever
> > imagined it was.
> 
> So does the fact that there are lots of unused-yet-allocated domains
> in .com have any negative impact on you or anyone else?
> --
> Matt Ranney - mjr@ranney.com
> 
> This is how I sign all my messages.

What do you think happens to the nameservers on the net when they're asked
for a domain that doesn't have functional servers, and they sit and churn
trying to resolve the names?

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.

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!

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