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Re: .mil domain root only hosted by one server??

  • From: Vinny Abello
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 16:29:33 2002


Ooops... My apologies (before I get slammed). I forgot the query type of NS in my dig.

; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> @a.root-servers.net ns mil.
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 41
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 11, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 11

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mil. IN NS

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mil. 86400 IN NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
mil. 86400 IN NS PAC2.NIPR.mil.
mil. 86400 IN NS CON1.NIPR.mil.
mil. 86400 IN NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
mil. 86400 IN NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
mil. 86400 IN NS EUR1.NIPR.mil.
mil. 86400 IN NS PAC1.NIPR.mil.
mil. 86400 IN NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
mil. 86400 IN NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
mil. 86400 IN NS CON2.NIPR.mil.
mil. 86400 IN NS EUR2.NIPR.mil.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A 192.203.230.10
PAC2.NIPR.mil. 86400 IN A 199.252.155.234
CON1.NIPR.mil. 86400 IN A 199.252.175.234
B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A 128.9.0.107
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A 198.41.0.4
EUR1.NIPR.mil. 86400 IN A 199.252.154.234
PAC1.NIPR.mil. 86400 IN A 199.252.180.234
H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A 128.63.2.53
G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A 192.112.36.4
CON2.NIPR.mil. 86400 IN A 199.252.173.234
EUR2.NIPR.mil. 86400 IN A 199.252.143.234

;; Query time: 500 msec
;; SERVER: 198.41.0.4#53(a.root-servers.net)
;; WHEN: Wed Aug 21 16:07:56 2002
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 412


That's better. :) Go back to your regularly scheduled threads.

At 03:04 PM 8/21/2002 -0500, you wrote:
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.
> HOSTMASTER.N
> 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
PAC1.NIPR.mil.
H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
CON2.NIPR.mil.
EUR2.NIPR.mil.
E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
PAC2.NIPR.mil.
CON1.NIPR.mil.
B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
EUR1.NIPR.mil.
bastet[~]$

-Pete

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