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