[dns-operations] serving the root zone
sm at resistor.net
Wed Nov 27 13:37:50 UTC 2013
At 01:35 27-11-2013, Jim Reid wrote:
>So what? The root zone file is freely available to anyone who wants
>it. AXFR from a root server is not the only mechanism to get a copy.
>And as Joe just said, it's not necessarily a Good Thing for
>resolving servers to keep a local copy of the root zone.
>BTW, you quoted Section 2.7 of RFC2870. That BCP is over 13 years
>old. The root (server system) of 2000 is very different from
>today's. There was no anycasting back then. The root wasn't signed.
>ICANN had only created 7 gTLDs. Verisign didn't generate the root
>zone. etc, etc. Although this document is an excellent starting
>point for anyone operating an important authoritative name server,
>it should not be viewed as the final, definitive word on this topic.
Yes, it is an old document. I don't read it as the definitive word
as a lot has changed since the document was published.
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