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    DNS flaky as hell?
    Contributed by hildeb on Thursday, January 31 @ 08:45:16 GMT

    I'm using several source to update my Debian unstable installation. No single day passes without at least ONE source being down due to DNS problems.

    Just today I got:

    Err unstable/main Packages
    Something wicked happened resolving '' (-5)

    Err unstable/main Packages
    Something wicked happened resolving '' (-3)

    I cannot believe that the DNS would be that unreliable.

    DanielS (updated 1-2-02, 1947 AEST): Apparently, the problem lies with the root servers.

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    Re: DNS flaky as hell? (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by sboss (scott at sboss dot net) on Thursday, January 31 @ 14:37:56 GMT
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    The issue is not with the DNS servers that Debian is using nor the client's DNS servers. It is the root DNS servers. Somehow there is some bad data in the cache that will never go away. I still have listed in 2-3 or the root servers some DNS servers that no longer exist. And haven't for a long time (last june). But in the 2-3 of the 13 root DNS servers still has them there. Which causes me trouble on an intermitent basis.



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