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

Job Snijders job at
Fri Dec 14 20:28:21 UTC 2012

Hi Jean,

On Dec 14, 2012, at 9:12 PM, Jean-Francois Mezei <jfmezei_nanog at> wrote:

> On 12-12-14 15:13, Jason Castonguay wrote:
>> I've given 3 weeks + 6 months (at least) notice on a service change that
>> will not be noticed by most anyone.  
> Upon hearing your announcement, I went and dig myself a new root.hints
> file from one of the root servers. the "D" root is still pointing to the
> old address. So I had to go in and manually edit the root.hints file
> myself. I blame you for all that extra work :-)

derp derp

> Would there be any impact to having the root servers immediatly provide
> the new IP for the D server so that a
> dig ns . > root.hints  would yield the new updated
> file ?

As far as I understand, after 3 January 2013 such a dig command would
create a new updated file with the new IP address. 

Kind regards,


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