Cloudflare 的 F-Root

Cloudflare 從三月底開始跟 ISC 簽約合作,服務 F-Root 這個 DNS Service (f.root-servers.net):「Delivering Dot」。

Since March 30, 2017, Cloudflare has been providing DNS Anycast service as additional F-Root instances under contract with ISC (the F-Root operator).

Linode 東京的機器上面可以看出來 www.cloudflare.com 走的路徑跟 f.root-server.net 相同:

gslin@one [~] [22:49] mtr -4 --report www.cloudflare.com
Start: Tue Sep 12 22:49:29 2017
HOST: one.abpe.org                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
  1.|-- 139.162.65.2               0.0%    10    0.6   0.6   0.5   0.6   0.0
  2.|-- 139.162.64.5               0.0%    10    2.0   1.1   0.6   2.5   0.5
  3.|-- 139.162.64.8               0.0%    10    0.7   1.0   0.7   2.1   0.3
  4.|-- 218.100.6.62               0.0%    10    0.8   0.8   0.8   1.0   0.0
  5.|-- 198.41.215.162             0.0%    10    0.7   0.7   0.7   0.8   0.0
gslin@one [~] [22:49] mtr -4 --report f.root-servers.net
Start: Tue Sep 12 22:49:46 2017
HOST: one.abpe.org                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
  1.|-- 139.162.65.3               0.0%    10    0.5   0.6   0.5   0.6   0.0
  2.|-- 139.162.64.7               0.0%    10    0.7   0.7   0.6   0.8   0.0
  3.|-- 139.162.64.8               0.0%    10    0.7   0.7   0.6   0.8   0.0
  4.|-- 218.100.6.62               0.0%    10    0.8   0.8   0.8   0.8   0.0
  5.|-- f.root-servers.net         0.0%    10    0.8   0.8   0.7   0.8   0.0

而且也可以從監控發現,f.root-servers.net 的效能變好:

Using RIPE atlas probe measurements, we can see an immediate performance benefit to the F-Root server, from 8.24 median RTT to 4.24 median RTT.

DNS query 的量也大幅增加:

而且之後也會隨著 Cloudflare 的 PoP 增加而愈來愈快... 在原文的 comment 也提到了 Cloudflare 也有打算跟其他的 Root Server 合作,所以看起來會讓整個 infrastructure 愈來愈快而且穩定。

另外這也代表台灣在本島也會直接連到 F-Root 了,不過 HiNet 自己也有 F-Root,所以 HiNet 的部份就沒什麼差...

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