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Re: .mil domain root only hosted by one server??
- From: Pete Ehlke
- Date: Wed Aug 21 16:26:52 2002
On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 03:46:22PM -0400, Vinny Abello wrote:
> I just stumbled across something I thought was interesting. All the .mil
> domain names used by the U.S. Military are served by one single root
> server. I thought that was a bit odd. I'm sure that one server is more than
> enough to handle the queries for all the .mil domains with no problem, but
> it doesn't seem very redundant or safe at all. Especially for something our
> military uses. There's something that could be beefed up a little bit. My
> other thought (which others may know) was that perhaps the military runs
> G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET and I'm just not aware of it. Maybe it's a policy to
> only run .mil on what they can control? Even still, I think it might be in
> their best interest to setup a few more.
> These are the results I got when I queried A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET:
> ; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> @a.root-servers.net mil.
> ;; global options: printcmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 41
> ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
> ;; QUESTION SECTION:
> ;mil. IN A
> ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
> mil. 86400 IN SOA G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> IC.mil. 2002082000 3600 900 1209600 86400
Ummmm. The SOA MNAME field is always a single server.
bastet[~]$ dig +short mil ns @g.root-servers.net