[dns-operations] Updating named.root for the mere purpose of updating it?!

Anand Buddhdev anandb at ripe.net
Tue Sep 5 15:23:11 UTC 2017

On 05/09/2017 16:54, Tony Finch wrote:

> Carsten Schiefner <dotberlin.cs at schiefner.de> wrote:
>> I wonder what the reason behind named.root's most recent update is:
> I guess it's auto-generated from rootns.c and that contains more than
> just the root hints, so there can be extraneous changes - see
> https://source.isc.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=bind9.git;a=history;f=lib/dns/rootns.c;hb=HEAD

Actually, I think Carsten may be referring to this file:


It may have been originally created by BIND's rootns.c, but is now
probably maintained in a different way by the root zone editor.

Anand Buddhdev

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