[dns-operations] B-Root to be renumbered in October

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Tue Sep 5 10:43:41 UTC 2017

On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 11:11:45AM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 10:02:12AM +0200,
>  Stefan Förster <cite+dns-operations at incertum.net> wrote 
>  a message of 21 lines which said:
> > Not having too much experience running recursive resolvers, I found
> > the article at https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01309 and it seems
> > that, apart from perhaps distributing a new root hints file to get
> > rid of checkhints warnings, this should not be an operational
> > problem.
> Indeed, it should be completely invisible even for recursive resolvers
> operators, thanks to RFC 8109.
> But, in the real world, some problems can occur:
> * some people never update the hints file. While there is still one
> good root name server in it, it will work, thanks to priming but, one
> day, you may have problems if there are too many discrepancies.

	Last survey I did of the global resolvers still found
pre root-servers.net data being served.

	- Jared

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