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

Bill Woodcock woody at
Fri Dec 14 17:13:39 UTC 2012

On Dec 14, 2012, at 8:59 AM, Michael Thomas <mike at> wrote:

> Matthew Newton wrote:
> So really stupid question, and hopefully it's just me, do I need to do something
> on my servers?

Update the hints file.  /var/named/ somewhere in all likelihood.

> 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?

Starters was a _long_ time ago, and the person who did it shouldn't be disturbed.


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