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ipp.gov and Google DNS (

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Yunhong Gu <guu at google.com> wrote:
> Google resolvers got no response (i.e. timeout) for ipp.gov/dnskey from its
> authoritative name servers. If there is anyone on this list who manages
> ipp.gov DNS servers, please take a look. Our resolver IPs can be found at
> https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/faq#locations.

I get a response for DNSKEY just fine*.  However, the payload of the
response is 1279 bytes, and Google's resolvers set the maximum UDP
receive payload to 1232, which results in the truncated response.
Unfortunately, the ipp.gov servers don't respond over TCP, so the
resolvers aren't able to retrieve ipp.gov/DNSKEY.

The problem here is that the ipp.gov servers aren't responding on
TCP/53.  But of curiosity, why a max payload size of 1232 for the
Google resolvers?  It seems like that would result in a lot more TCP
transactions (and overhead) for queries to signed zones.


* Although, that's only if the DO bit is set; interestingly, if I
don't set the DO bit, the response times out.