Network Solutions is now in the wringer
ssprunk at cisco.com
Sun Mar 28 07:10:06 UTC 1999
I believe Vixie stated (back in November) that all of the root server
operators now manually FTP the files from NSI and load them as local masters
after manual verification
don't believe it's been stated publicly whether they keep backup copies, but
I'd be surprised if none of them did.
Paul? Care to comment?
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From: Dean Robb <pceasy at norfolk.infi.net>
To: Sean Donelan <SEAN at SDG.DRA.COM>
Cc: nanog at merit.edu <nanog at merit.edu>
Date: Saturday, March 27, 1999 22:18
Subject: Re: Network Solutions is now in the wringer
>At 01:22 3/27/99 -0600, Sean Donelan wrote:
>>pceasy at norfolk.INfi.NET (Dean Robb) writes:
>>>While not a network operator, I think it would be most prudent to
>>>and discuss (among those who ARE netops) what do to if, say, the root
>>>server were suddenly comletely unaccessible for several days/permanently
>>>for *whatever* reason.
>>Duh, isn't that why there is more than one root server in the world?
>My concern is with the master server that NSI operates. My hope was that a
>netop who *didn't* have a contingency plan might start putting one
>>However I feel some people confuse the data in the root servers, with
>>the databases used to generate those zone files. There is a subtle, but
>>important difference. And why simply copying the zone files is not
>So who has copies of the databases? If NSI's master (the a-root?) is
>unavailable, new domains obviously wouldn't propagate, but how long can the
>other root servers go without getting an update? Does the system as
>currently configured *require* some server somewhere to be the master and
>is there one that can take over if NSI's are toast?
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