[dns-operations] First victim of AAAA records in the root zone

Joe Abley jabley at ca.afilias.info
Mon Feb 4 14:58:23 UTC 2008

On 4-Feb-2008, at 03:01, Florian Weimer wrote:

> At least the first one I've encountered: "dnstracer -s ." doesn't work
> on IPv6-capable hosts with no global IPv6 routing because it
> unconditionally uses the AAAA record of A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 8-)

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the timeline (or the intended action) of  
this root zone/v6 event, but I don't see AAAA records for any of A- 
through-M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET in either the root or ROOT-SERVERS.NET  
zone, right now.

My conclusion before I read your message was that the change hasn't  
been made yet. Am I confused?

[calamari:~]% dig @f.root-servers.net . axfr | \
pipe> egrep -i 'root-servers\.net.*aaaa'
[calamari:~]% dig @f.root-servers.net root-servers.net axfr | \
pipe> egrep -i 'root-servers\.net.*aaaa'

[calamari:~]% dig @f.root-servers.net . soa +short
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM. 2008020301 1800 900 604800  
[calamari:~]% dig @f.root-servers.net root-servers.net soa +short
a.root-servers.net. nstld.verisign-grs.com. 2007110100 14400 7200  
1209600 3600000


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