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

john.dickinson at nominet.org.uk john.dickinson at nominet.org.uk
Thu Aug 2 11:59:18 UTC 2007

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote on 02/08/2007 09:31:25:

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

They are not the only ones trying to do this. Take a look at 
Treewalk. It has something called the ICANN slave-root package.


I can not find clear explanation of what it does and I don't have a 
windows box to examine it on. However, it doesn't sound good to me 
and if lots of windows users started doing this...


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