NIXI root DNS servers and updates

Anurag Bhatia
Has been a while since I checked the status of root servers which are hosted at NIXI. The list as per their official member list stays the same i.e i root in Mumbai, K root in Noida and F root in Chennai. i root seems to be up! show ip bgp neighbors received-routes There are 5 received routes from neighbor Searching for matching routes, use ^C to quit... Status A:AGGREGATE B:BEST b:NOT-INSTALLED-BEST C:CONFED_EBGP D:DAMPED E:EBGP H:HISTORY I:IBGP L:LOCAL M:MULTIPATH m:NOT-INSTALLED-MULTIPATH S:SUPPRESSED F:FILTERED s:STALE Prefix Next Hop MED LocPrf Weight Status 1 192.

F-root DNS node back up in Chennai!

Anurag Bhatia
And finally ACN i.e “Advanced Computer Networks” exam next. Hopefully less to cram in this one and syllabus is pretty interesting. Talking about networks - I am very happy to post this update. Finally F root server’s node in Chennai is back up! Though ISC did not updated me about this development but anyways I can always assume they were busy in hitting head with India bureaucratic bodies. :) If you are following my blog, you might have seen my past blog post about “Broken connectivity of F root server” due to NIXI’s routing policies.

i root server Mumbai node offline

Anurag Bhatia
Super dull time here. No classes going on due to “TCS Placement session” at college and this makes me to sit in my room most of time of my day. Yesterday I tested connectivity to all 13 Global Root DNS Servers and found i root was giving issue. Here’s a my yesterday’s traceroute to i root: traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 router.local ( 1.470 ms 1.