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

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Thu Aug 2 16:54:20 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 03:30:22AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Hash: RIPEMD160
> In an effort to find some kind of balance (I won't even try to say
> "consensus") between those who hate the idea of slaving the root
> zones, those who like the idea but don't want it to be the default,
> and those who like the idea, I've made the following change:
> 1. Change the default behavior back to using a hint zone for the root.
> 2. Leave the root slave zone config as a commented out example.
> 3. Remove the B and F root servers from the example at the request of
>    their operators.

	feel free to include "B" - IF - you can produce a concensus
	statement from the FreeBSD community that this behaviour is
	what they want and have asked for.   if you can't, then i'd 
	suggest that the change was ill-concevied, and poorly executed
	and should be removed until community concensus is reached.

> I hope that we can now dial down the volume on the meta-issue of how
> the change was done, and focus on the operational issues of whether
> it's a good idea or not.

	good for what?  what problem exists that this is the solution for?


> FYI,
> Doug

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