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Re: Repotting report

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Mon Feb 04 16:12:36 2008

On 4 feb 2008, at 19:36, Leo Bicknell wrote:

In a standard query you're only going to get 3 AAAA records, EDNS0
should allow for all of them.

Actually I get (almost?) always 10 As and 4 AAAAs from A and J running "VGRS4", C, D, E and F running BIND 9.3.2-P1 - 9.4.2 and G and I running unknown software. H, K and L run different versions of NSD and give me the 13 As and two AAAAs, as do B running BIND 8.4.1-REL and M running BIND 9.4.2 (?).

With EDNS0 the packet size increases to 615 bytes and they all serve up all glue records since about 30 minutes ago.

Rest assured, those who run root servers are paying very close
attention today.

I've already helped people fix two problems, both a result of ISP's
filtering the RIR's micro-allocation blocks in ways they should not be


I was expecting trouble because of truncated responses that need a retry over TCP, but that doesn't happen, at least not with the dig tool. So apparently firewalls aren't going to cause trouble after all.

And the new named.root has arrived: