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

Joe Antkowiak antkojm1 at
Fri Dec 14 18:17:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:

> Quite so: UMD: Where will the old IP route after the 6 month period is
> complete?  Somewhere safe?
> In point of fact, ISTM that there *is no way* to make this completely safe;
> granted that it's a low percentage attack, and thus probably not useful
> to actual attackers, but the possibility exists that someone could hijack
> that block at a provider level, and provide their own replacement for that
> old server IP.

This is an extremely good point...   Where will the former addresses be
going after this?

I'm sure someone's thought about that though...I hope.

More information about the NANOG mailing list