[dns-operations] best way to reprime root-hints?

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Tue Feb 5 02:04:19 UTC 2008


On Feb 4, 2008, at 4:45 PM, Joe Abley wrote:
>>> Why hope when you can just try it? There are only 13 to try :-)
>> This assumes the name servers running on all instances are the  
>> same.  Are they?
> Well, true. What I failed to prove was that there was a single  
> instance of one of the root servers that didn't support EDNS0 that  
> was easy to find, for me, from here. I appreciate that that's not  
> the question I asked myself.

Out of curiosity, are all the f root instances running the same code?

>> P.S. I think setting the limit arbitrarily to 1200 is likely a  
>> mistake.  Someday, not only will we have 13 AAAAs and 13 As, but we  
>> may also have DNSSEC cruft.  Not sure all of that will fit in 1200...
> Since we don't have additional cruft today, it seemed like a  
> reasonable number to pick out of the air for the sole purpose of an  
> example :-)

Sorry: this bit was for Bert (if I read the diffs he mentioned  
correctly, 1200 is hardwired into the code).


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