Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.

Joseph Jackson recourse at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 17:09:08 UTC 2012


Mike,

You will need to update your root.hints file on any of your forwarding DNS
servers.  Most OS vendors will include an update but its a good idea to
manually check.


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:

> Matthew Newton wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 04:42:46PM +0000, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>>
>>> On 13/12/2012 22:54, Jason Castonguay wrote:
>>>
>>>> Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
>>>>
>>> You've just given 3 weeks notice for a component change in one of the few
>>> critical part of the Internet's infrastructure, at a time when most
>>>
>>
>> I think that /was/ the advance notification - you've got 6 months :)
>>
>>  "The old address will continue to work for at least six months
>>   after the transition, but will ultimately be retired from
>>   service."
>>
>
> So really stupid question, and hopefully it's just me, do I need to do
> something
> on my servers?
>
> Second question: I know that renumbering is important in the abstract, but
> is there
> really an overwhelming reason why renumbering the root servers is
> critical? Shouldn't
> they all be in PI space for starters?
>
> Mike
>
>


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