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Re: Urrr... A-root server foul ?

  • From: Bill Becker
  • Date: Wed Aug 26 16:45:58 1998


On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, Richard Irving wrote:

> Name:    A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
> Address:  198.41.0.4
> 
> And a ping yields ?
> 
> 
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=16 ttl=250 time=59 ms
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=16 ttl=249 time=76 ms (DUP!)
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=16 ttl=250 time=77 ms (DUP!)
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=17 ttl=250 time=57 ms
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=17 ttl=250 time=64 ms (DUP!)
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=17 ttl=249 time=73 ms (DUP!)
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=18 ttl=250 time=71 ms
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=19 ttl=250 time=53 ms
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=19 ttl=249 time=57 ms (DUP!)
> 64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=19 ttl=249 time=73 ms (DUP!)
> 

Interesting TTLs on those.  

I'm getting four for the price of one...

biteme:~$ ping a.root-servers.net
PING a.root-servers.net (198.41.0.4): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=0 ttl=242 time=76.6 ms
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=0 ttl=243 time=94.1 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=0 ttl=243 time=106.0 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=0 ttl=242 time=126.0 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=1 ttl=243 time=85.0 ms
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=1 ttl=243 time=93.5 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=106.0 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 198.41.0.4: icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=115.1 ms (DUP!)

Bill





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