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From my personal vantage point, this is/was just another incident with this beast, be that v4 or v6 is just a minor variation imho (ignoring the GFC stuff for a moment).<br /><br />As I reported to the DNS-WG in Rome last year (&quot;The dancing F-Root&quot; presentation) my Atlas probe in Vienna was seeing an anycast instance of F in Venezuela (at a few hundred ms RTT) instead of a close one (at a couple of 10 ms RTT).<br /><br />This is not picking on the operators of F, but rather wondering whether the 'net has orhad similar issues with other anycast clouds that use similar approaches to &quot;manage&quot; (or rather prevent) visibility of their nodes, and that went unnoticed.