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posted by NCommander on Monday October 09, @12:04PM   Printer-friendly
from the always-something-new dept.

We've discovered over the weekend that soylentnews.org was failing to resolve with some DNSSEC enabled resolvers. After debugging and manually checking our setup, the problem appears to be occurring due to an issue with the Linode DNS servers when accessed over IPv6. As such, some users may experience slow waiting times due to these DNS issues. I have filed a ticket with Linode about this, and will keep you guys up to date.

73 de NCommander

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @12:35PM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @12:35PM (#579250)

    I suspect I'm connecting over IPv4 because I don't see any delays. However reading this I got the question how I would find out (other than wasting the time of the local sysadmins :-)).

    Anyway, thanks for the information.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @01:18PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @01:18PM (#579258)

      netstat, tcpdump, wireshark, etc...

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @01:41PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @01:41PM (#579264)

        If I understand correctly, I'd have to run netstat at the very exact point when the browser makes the connection; something that should not be easy to do.

        Sure, I could bring my own device and run tcpdump/wireshark on that; but I'm not sure the admins would like that ;-)

        Hmmm … thinking about it, one way would be to run the browser under ptrace and sift through the system calls; however I'd hope there's a simpler way.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @01:40PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @01:40PM (#579263)

      If you're connecting to the site over Tor, it's over IPv4.
      At least for now, Tor is IPv4-only. (Though I don't know the reason for that.)

      Wireshark is probably your best bet to sniff traffic specifically to/from soylentnews.org to know for sure.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @02:03PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @02:03PM (#579266)

        Sites such as http://whatsmyip.net/ [whatsmyip.net] , https://whatsmyip.com/ [whatsmyip.com] , http://whatismyipaddress.com/ [whatismyipaddress.com] will tell the IP address you're connecting from. Using tor, I've seen some exit nodes on IPv6.

        • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Monday October 09, @04:39PM (1 child)

          by isostatic (365) on Monday October 09, @04:39PM (#579305) Journal

          I use https://ipinfo.io/, [ipinfo.io] which is fairly lightweight as a webpage, and is curlable from the commandline as a JSON output.

          • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @07:34PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @07:34PM (#579376)

            That only shows my legacy IPv4 address and not my real one.

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @02:51PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @02:51PM (#579282)

      The answers you're getting are wrong. Well, I guess they're answering your question, but your question is wrong.

      The question isn't how you are connecting to the site; the question is how the DNS resolver you're using connects to the Linode DNS servers. And it's not so easy to ascertain that.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by NCommander on Monday October 09, @05:28PM

      by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Monday October 09, @05:28PM (#579322) Homepage Journal

      It's the DNS servers that are having issues, not soylentnews.org. Due to the way DNS works, it depends how your local resolver is talking to nsX.linode.com.

      --
      Still always moving
  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Knowledge Troll on Monday October 09, @02:33PM (1 child)

    by Knowledge Troll (5948) on Monday October 09, @02:33PM (#579276) Journal

    "73 de" is a traditional HAM radio sign off. The "73" means "goodbye" and "de" is "from."

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by KiloByte on Monday October 09, @11:29PM (1 child)

    by KiloByte (375) on Monday October 09, @11:29PM (#579499)

    Meanwhile the folks at Slashdot have no DNSSEC over IPv6 issues, at all. They've taken a two-pronged approach to make sure this is not a problem.

    They're also avoiding Unicode issues this way.

    --
    Ceterum censeo systemd esse delendam.
    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @01:55AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @01:55AM (#579550)

      The two prongs, I take it, being avoidance of IPv6 and avoidance of DNSSEC?

  • (Score: 2) by rylyeh on Tuesday October 10, @01:58AM

    by rylyeh (6726) Subscriber Badge <kadathNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Tuesday October 10, @01:58AM (#579552)

    Yes! I noticed speeds were a bit slow for that past day or two - but reloads are happening much faster now - for me!
    Thanks for raising the ticket so quickly, TMB!

    --
    "Wing framework tubular or glandular, of lighter grey, with orifices at wing tips. Spread wings have serrated edge."
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 29, @05:25AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 29, @05:25AM (#588938)

    In the style of registered user shouting "I bet M$ will go bankrupt in 2 years!". Now, should the unexpected happen and M$ not dissolve in the shortish time period mentioned, the bet would be lost to SN donations. And if you win, good for you. To us all in this example.

    This way people get to run their mouths and show us their incredible 1337 future predicting skills. Yeah, it's basically (honor based?) donation.

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