Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address

Joe Greco jgreco at
Fri Dec 14 18:06:09 UTC 2012

> > 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 chang=
> e...

That seems like a spectacularly bad idea.  How do you validate the new
root-hints automatically?  What if someone manages to send you something
malicious in place of the correct one?

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

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