[dns-operations] Cloudflare hosting a root server?

Shane Kerr shane at time-travellers.org
Fri Apr 14 12:46:09 UTC 2017

Jim and all,

At 2017-04-14 13:10:37 +0100
Jim Reid <jim at rfc1035.com> wrote:

> > On 14 Apr 2017, at 11:44, Thomas Steen Rasmussen <thomas at gibfest.dk> wrote:
> > 
> > The default FreeBSD named.conf[1] suggests slaving . and
> > arpa zones from f-root.  
> That doesn’t mean the suggestion is a wise or desirable one.
> > Not all the f-root servers permit
> > AXFR apparently, meaning that a lot of FreeBSD servers
> > can suddently stop being able to slave the root zones, if
> > anycast makes them hit a new non-axfr-enabled f-root
> > server.  
> So don’t do that then. Either slave the zone from something that
> formally provides that service or choose another configuration for
> your name server(s).

FYI, ICANN provides AXFR capabilities here:


That's probably what you should be using for this.


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