[dns-operations] FreeBSD and the slaving of the root zone

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Thu Aug 2 08:31:25 UTC 2007


On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 05:05:48PM -0500,
 Emilio Perea <eperea at walkereng.com> wrote 
 a message of 24 lines which said:

> Being at the smaller end of the scale, I transfer the root zone (from
> f.root-servers.net) once a month and rsync it to a half-dozen other
> resolvers.  

This is apparently the recommended way in Dragonfly BSD. See the
attached script:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2007-August/036510.html

Do note the script does not even call named-checkconf to check the
zone file before reloading! Nor does it test the PGP
signature. Crappy.


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