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

  • From: Dave Van Allen
  • Date: Wed Aug 26 20:01:52 1998

!
ip subnet-zero
!

maybe?

Best regards,

David Van Allen - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation
dave@fast.net (888)321-FAST(3278) http://www.fast.net
FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no
> [mailto:Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 3:49 PM
> To: rirving@onecall.net
> Cc: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Urrr... A-root server foul ?
> 
> 
> > Is anyone else seeing this?
> 
> Yep, once you point us in that direction.
> 
> > really *cool* udp trick, or is bcast space now DNS capable?
> > What am I missing?
> 
> 198.41.0.4 can as far as I can see not be a broadcast address
> under any left-contiguous netmask, unless it's the 0'th address
> on some subnet and the router sitting on the net has the really-
> old-style-and-now-deprecated directed broadcast address
> forwarding enabled (not likely).
> 
> A DNS query to 198.41.0.4 does however only elicit a single
> response, so I doubt this is much to worry about.  (My guess:
> they have 4 machines sharing the load via some form of load-
> sharing setup.)
> 
> - Håvard
> 




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