Impact of having loghost defined in DNS...?

Danny Mayer mayer at
Wed Dec 1 02:53:16 UTC 2004

At 09:21 PM 11/30/2004, Kevin Darcy wrote:
>Not a problem here: I just checked and queries for "localhost" amount to
>less than .003% of my total query volume. As for annoying the Internet
>root servers, we have internal roots, so that's not a problem :-) Even
>if we were forwarding towards the Internet, the 1-day negative caching
>TTL would mean only 1 query per day for "localhost" per forwarder
>(assuming no restarts or reboots).

 From memory, I believe that Paul stated some time ago that at least
on F-root 75% of all queries were garbage, including queries like
this so ANYTHING that can be done to reduce the load on the root
servers is helpful.


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