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

Chris Yarnell Chris.Yarnell at nominum.com
Tue Jul 31 18:25:41 UTC 2007

>> Pierre Beyssac noticed that FreeBSD default configuration is now to 
>> slave the root zone from the root name servers who accept it:
>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/etc/namedb/named.conf
> According to the link, Doug Barton made the changes on June 18 to start 
> slaving the root zone.  I think he's on this list, so he could probably 
> comment more on his decision.

Setting the loaded question aside.. It is rude, in my opinion, for an OS 
vendor to make a default change like this without discussing it with the 
operators of the servers they wish to slave from ahead of time.

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