Advance notice - H-root address change on December 1, 2015

Mark Andrews marka at
Mon Nov 16 23:27:53 UTC 2015

In message <20151116161939.GA3129 at>, A.L.M.Buxey at writes:
> Hi,
> > Just a heads up, even the latest CentOS 7 package has the wrong IPv4 and v6
> > address.
> whilst the new H-ROOT is alive now, the official switch-over date is 1st December 2015
> and the old address will be available for 6 months after if any BIND package
> comes out AFTER 1st December with old addresses in it, THEN complain/warn  ;-)
> alan

And given that built in values can be overridden there isn't even
a need to do that.

      If you want to complain about something useful.  Complain
that CentOS is still at BIND 9.9.4 rather than BIND 9.9.8.  You are
missing bug fixes.  We ship maintainence releases for a reason.

This is like saying.  We know there are 360 fixes between 9.9.4 and
9.9.8 and we don't think you are going to need any of them despite
other people discovering these bugs.

[rock:~/git/bind9] marka% git diff v9_9_4 v9_9_8 CHANGES | grep '^+[34]' | wc
     360    3385   22807
[rock:~/git/bind9] marka% 

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