[dns-operations] root zone archive
sean at donelan.com
Thu Sep 17 20:13:16 UTC 2015
On Thu, 17 Sep 2015, Paul Vixie wrote:
> i guess if we'd realized that the internet was going to be important
> some day we would have made backups of the root zone from day 1.
The namedroppers at SRI-NIC (and follow-ups) was the best archive of
the transition from hosts.txt to the domain name system and major
DNS events for the first 20 years.
I used to have a complete namedroppers archive, but lost a drive in the
I've been looking around with google, and haven't found a complete
namedroppers archive pre-2000. SRI-NIC had it for a while but is
gone, Internic had it for a while but is gone, IETF has it after 2002.
www.archive.org doesn't have pre-2000 FTP sites, so it doesn't have
Some packrat probably has archives of the early ARPANET lists somewhere,
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