Root Zone DNSSEC Deployment Technical Status Update
joe.abley at icann.org
Mon May 3 07:17:48 CDT 2010
Root Zone DNSSEC Deployment
Technical Status Update 2010-05-03
This is the fifth of a series of technical status updates intended
to inform a technical audience on progress in signing the root zone
of the DNS.
** The final transition to the DURZ will take place on
** J-Root, on 2010-05-05 between 1700--1900 UTC.
** After that maintenance all root servers will be serving the
** DURZ, and will generate larger responses to DNS
** queries that request DNSSEC information.
** If you experience technical problems or need to contact
** technical project staff, please send e-mail to rootsign at icann.org
** or call the ICANN DNS NOC at +1 310 301 5817, e-mail preferred
** if possible.
** See below for more details.
Details of the project, including documentation published to date,
can be found at <http://www.root-dnssec.org/>.
We'd like to hear from you. If you have feedback for us, please
send it to rootsign at icann.org.
The incremental deployment of DNSSEC in the Root Zone is being
carried out first by serving a Deliberately Unvalidatable Root Zone
(DURZ), and subsequently by a conventionally signed root zone.
Discussion of the approach can be found in the document "DNSSEC
Deployment for the Root Zone", as well as in the technical presentations
delivered at RIPE, NANOG, IETF and ICANN meetings.
Twelve of the thirteen root servers have already made the transition
to the DURZ. No harmful effects have been identified.
The final root server to make the transition, J-Root, will start
serving the DURZ in a maintenance window scheduled for 1700--1900
UTC on 2010-05-05.
Initial observations relating to this transition will be presented
and discussed at the DNS Working Group meeting at the RIPE meeting
in Prague on 2010-05-06.
PLANNED DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE
2010-01-27: L starts to serve DURZ
2010-02-10: A starts to serve DURZ
2010-03-03: M, I start to serve DURZ
2010-03-24: D, K, E start to serve DURZ
2010-04-14: B, H, C, G, F start to serve DURZ
2010-05-05: J starts to serve DURZ
2010-07-01: Distribution of validatable, production, signed root
zone; publication of root zone trust anchor
(Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change
based on testing results or other unforeseen factors.)
A more detailed DURZ transition timetable with maintenance windows
can be found in the document "DNSSEC Deployment for the Root Zone",
the most recent draft of which can be found on the project web page
More information about the NANOG