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

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Jul 31 15:48:12 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 11:40:05AM -0400,
 Olafur Gudmundsson <ogud at ogud.com> wrote 
 a message of 14 lines which said:

> please articulate your strong statement.

I see the following potential problems:

* root name servers stopping to accept AXFR (AFAIK, they never
promised to provide this service for ever),

* more state in the recursor, so new failure modes,

* may be (see D. Malone's paper mentioned by Tony Finch) more traffic
for the root name servers (the "refresh" of the root is very small).

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