[dns-operations] All root servers available over IPv6?!

Shane Kerr shane at time-travellers.org
Thu Nov 17 10:09:56 UTC 2016


I noticed a wonderful thing just now. I was checking a monitoring
program I have and thought that there was a bug, because all of the
root servers had an IPv6 address. But... 

All of the root servers really do have IPv6 now!

$ for n in a b c d e f g h i j k l m; do host -t aaaa $n.root-servers.net; done
a.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:503:ba3e::2:30
b.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:84::b
c.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:2::c
d.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:2d::d
e.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:a8::e
f.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:2f::f
g.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:12::d0d
h.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:1::53
i.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:7fe::53
j.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:503:c27::2:30
k.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:7fd::1
l.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:500:9f::42
m.root-servers.net has IPv6 address 2001:dc3::35

I checked the news on root-servers.org and didn't notice any IPv6 news
since a year ago when L root got a new IPv6 number. The last time a new
IPv6 address was mentioned there was 2014-03-26:


Does anyone know anything about this? I think it's excellent, although
I am a bit saddened that this momentous occasion has passed in silence
and obscurity. 


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