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Re: How to tell if something is anycasted?
> > you can do > > dig @f.root-servers.net hostname.bind chaos txt > > And the response should include a line like > > hostname.bind. 0 CH TXT "pao1b.f.root-servers.org" On Wed, 17 May 2006 [email protected] wrote: > well Peter, ONE root server operator has that practice. Others have > different practices regarding anycast. DNS roots c, f, i, j, k, and m all do something like that, and last I checked those were all the anycasted DNS roots. But more may have become so since I last checked. It's true that they don't have to do it, but it's a common enough convention for all the root DNS operators seem to have agreed on it, and I've been told that DNS root ops is a highly contentious subject, so any agreement at all is kind of a nice thing to note. Or am I misunderstanding what you are saying? This is, of course, somewhat off the subject of whether the original provider in question does that - they may or may not, and the only way to know is to test and find out. Or ask them. -Peter -- Peter Boothe PhD Student "Young man, you think you're very Computer Science smart, but it's turtles all the way University of Oregon down!" http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~peter