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

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at cisco.com
Tue Jul 31 19:29:03 UTC 2007

On Jul 31, 2007, at 12:22 PM, David Conrad wrote:

> I believe the only real mitigation to this sort of stuff is  
> decentralization.

Of course - and the roots are decentralized, and are gradually  
becoming more so.

> it requires coordination with a root server operator.  An advantage  
> to slaving the root is that you don't have to coordinate with  
> anyone (assuming open zone transfer).

Gotcha - doing the Right Thing is hard, so, let's do the Easy Thing  
vs. the Right Thing, irrespective of any larger issues/consequences.


All kidding aside, it seems to me that making a default behavioral  
change of this type in an OS without broader consultation isn't  
necessarily very wise.

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