[dns-operations] Advisory ? D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.

WBrown at e1b.org WBrown at e1b.org
Fri Dec 21 14:50:49 UTC 2012

Jason wrote on 12/13/2012 05:54:41 PM:

> This is advance notice that there is a scheduled change to the IPv4
> address for one of the authorities listed for the DNS root zone and
> the .ARPA TLD. The change is to D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET, which is
> administered by the University of Maryland.

Does anyone know if Microsoft will be pushing out an update to change the 
root hints on Windows DNS servers?  If so, when?

Also, we have many sites that need to point to our internal name servers 
for RFC1918 addresses.  At some of them, they do this by mucking up the 
hints instead of using server level forwarding.  "Bad thing, man" runs 
through my head when I picture what might happen if Microsoft pushes out a 
patch to update the hints file. I suspect basically all of their RFC1918 
resolutions will be replaced by resolution starting at the root and 
getting public addresses when they should have gotten private addresses. 
Am I correct?

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