[Skunkworks] issues with .co.ke domains not resolving on Google 8.8.8.8 DNS

Joro Maundu joro.maundu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 12:27:50 EAT 2016


Thanks everyone for the responses. Gave me context to re-evaluate my
options.

On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Duncan Omani <omanidm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Allan,
>
> Any DNS server should be able to resolve any hostname is published
> publicly. You can always use your local provider's DNS, that's the easiest
> (least latency) option you have.
>
> Aside from that, you can use Liquid Telecom's anycast DNS 5.11.11.5 and
> 5.11.11.11, they are hosted somewhere in Africa (not sure if Kenya).
>
> Omani.
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Joro Maundu via skunkworks <
> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>
>> Hello:
>>
>> Any recommendation for DNS servers located in Kenya to use as an
>> alternative to the Googles of the world? The use-case I am thinking of is
>> in resolving local web content, hopefully faster by reducing the number of
>> hops.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Allan.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Joseph Maina via skunkworks <
>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> at least they are back online now
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 11:02 AM, David Njuki via skunkworks <
>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Seems they broke their DNSSEC  http://dnsviz.net/d/ke/WFMz3A/dnssec/
>>>>
>>>> Its not the first time this has happened, I recall it happened in 2015
>>>> http://marc.info/?l=afnog&m=142779850917108&w=2
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 16 December 2016 at 10:18, Mary Wabera via skunkworks <
>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> [image: Inline image 1]
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Mary
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 6:26 AM, Andris Bjornson via skunkworks <
>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Seems to be worsening - DNS servers in Kenya that were previously
>>>>>> resolving .co.ke domains are now not.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think this may have happened once before in 2015 and at that time
>>>>>> had something to do with DNSSEC
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/public-dns-discus
>>>>>> s/.co.ke%7Csort:relevance/public-dns-discuss/3GmS-31AYWM/LMTG08zf-PwJ
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> Andris Bjornson | EveryLayer <http://www.everylayer.com/>
>>>>>> skype: andris.bjornson
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 10:05 PM, Brian L <lusiola at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I know very little about DNS and as a point of note kenic is also
>>>>>>> not resolving.
>>>>>>> Currently, they all seem to exhibit a similar TLD Parent check error
>>>>>>> according to https://intodns.com
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 8:04 AM, Andris Bjornson via skunkworks <
>>>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm noting that a number of popular .co.ke domains currently don't
>>>>>>>> resolve on 8.8.8.8 (google's public DNS servers).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> They continue to resolve normally on other common DNS servers like
>>>>>>>> 4.2.2.2.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> In particular, I noticed safaricom.co.ke is impacted, as well as
>>>>>>>> standardmedia.co.ke.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Anyone else noting this or know the cause?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Lusiola Brian
>>>>>>> |3 R 1 /-\ |\|
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>> Regards,
>>>> David
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