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

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Thu Jan 3 18:33:03 UTC 2013


Hi Henry,

On 2013-01-03, at 13:29, Henry Steuart <HSteuart at alliedtelecom.net> wrote:

> Perhaps someone at internic.net could explain why the file in the first directory is WRONG but that in the second includes the correct info?
> [legacy cron jobs pointing at FTP. will obviously not succeed]
> 
> ;       This file is made available by InterNIC 
> ;       under anonymous FTP as
> ;           file                /domain/named.cache
> ;           on server           FTP.INTERNIC.NET
> ;       -OR-                    RS.INTERNIC.NET

I am not one of the people who works with root zone management, but I understand that:

 - the normative location of the root hints file is ftp://rs.internic.net/domain/named.root
 - some of the other mirrors take a few hours to update

I appreciate that this is not obviously congruent with the text in the file you cited.

I'll pass on this message, and thanks for the feedback.


Joe


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