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nameserver for *.freebsd.org intermitently doesn't respond



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After coming back to one of www.freebsd.org, forums.freebsd.org or lists.freebsd.org my nameserver reports remote server failure.

I did some packet dumps on my nameserver and from what I can tell so far this is what happens:

1. DNS request goes out over UDP to ns3.isc-sns.info
2. ns3.isc-sns.info responds with truncated flag
3. DNS request goes out over TCP to ns3.isc-sns.info
4. TCP connection times out

The odd thing is that after a couple of refreshes in the browser it start working. Doing a packet dump after clearing my nameserver cache shows that ns3.isc-sns.info responds via UDP no problem.

I've also tried using dig against ns3.isc-sns.info using tcp and udp and IPv4 and IPv6 and everything works.

I'm still trying to get more packet captures to see if it's isolated to IPv4 or IPv6 but it's not easy because it's intermittent.

Any ideas?