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

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Dec 14 17:12:00 UTC 2012


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 08:59:19AM -0800, Michael Thomas 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 
> >>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


you might want to pick up the new belt/suspenders file aka root.hints, named.ca, et.al.
and install it on your servers in the course of the next two years.

if you can't reach D, then you should be able to reach the other 12.

i beleive that D has not changed its IP address since before the RIR system came into
existance and therefore had no idea what "PI" space means.   Some of this stuff is
really old/stable and making changes to foundational/stable systems is fraught with
peril.  Being careful is just being prudent.

Perhaps of real interest to the NANOG community is the ability to "see" this prefix
in their routing tables.


/bill



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