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

Joe Abley jabley at ca.afilias.info
Thu Aug 2 23:14:00 UTC 2007

On 2-Aug-2007, at 19:07, Mark Andrews wrote:

>> On 2-Aug-2007, at 10:09, Simon Waters wrote:
>>> The only reason to use the root servers for the AXFR is because
>>> they are expected to offer that information.
>> Except that they are not, the observation that a small handful offer
>> AXFR for diagnostic purposes notwithstanding.
> 	They are however the only authoritative source offing it
> 	over the DNS (even if only for diagnotics purposes).

Sure. You'll note that that's a different statement to the one I  
replied to, though.

>   The other source is via ftp.

Data from that source has the advantage of being cryptographically  
signed, although I'm not sure whether I know a way to trust the key  
that did the signing.


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