[dns-operations] PowerDNS & Most Other non-BIND Software Not Impacted by May 5th Root Servers Event
bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Fri Apr 30 19:29:43 UTC 2010
On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 08:14:27PM +0200, bert hubert wrote:
> On May 5th of 2010, the last so called "root servers" will gain DNSSEC
> support. Due to some confusion and slightly unclear communication from the
> root operators, fears have been raised that this rollout might impact
> PowerDNS installations, since they currently lack DNSSEC support.
It has been pointed out that the paragraph above is unfair, and I agree. The
statement on the PowerDNS website has been altered.
The "root servers" are not "so called", they actually are.
In addition, the root operators did not communicate badly - the origin of
the confusion probably lies in the hidden assumption the whole world is
running servers that send out 'do=1' queries.
This has led to the belief that anyone unable to resolve large records
(without falling back to TCP) is headed for problems. This in turn has led
to a flood of worried email that the sky is falling.
I want to apologise for implying that the root operators have done anything
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