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

Nick Hilliard nick at
Sun Dec 16 12:07:23 UTC 2012

On 16/12/2012 02:26, David Conrad wrote:
> The UMD folks are making a change to _their_ infrastructure. 

as is their prerogative.  It's just that they happen to operate a
particular chunk of Internet infrastructure which is pretty important in
the scale of things.

> They have
> sent out a notice in advance of that change to folks who might be
> interested. They were under absolutely no obligation to do so. There is
> no contractual or service level agreement between UMD and _anyone_ that
> requires them to do _anything_ with regards to root service. 

yep, absolutely.

> The fact
> that they gave 3 weeks notice that they were changing the IP addresses
> of their server shows they are nice folks. Neither you nor anyone else
> that uses "D" has any right to dictate how UMD operates their
> infrastructure, how much notice to give when making changes to that
> infrastructure, who gets notified, etc.

No-one's dictating: I'm just asking them politely to take some suggestions
into consideration - suggestions which no-one has so far pointed out as
being unreasonable, and which I would tend to view as being procedurally
sensible and good things to do.  That's all.


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