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

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 17:11:50 UTC 2012


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:59 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?

your crontab that updates your root-hints may already have caught the change...

> 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?
>

;; ANSWER SECTION:
d.root-servers.net.     604800  IN      A       128.8.10.90

128.8.0.0/16 - legacy space...

> Mike
>



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