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

Carsten Schiefner dotberlin.cs at schiefner.de
Tue Sep 5 21:39:37 UTC 2017

Anand, all -

On 05.09.2017 17:23, Anand Buddhdev wrote:
> 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:
> https://www.internic.net/domain/named.root

precisely that.

My bad, I should have been explicit about the source apologies.

> 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.

Is it?

Thanks & best,


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