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

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.email
Wed Sep 6 05:54:55 UTC 2017

On 09/05/2017 03:09 PM, Wessels, Duane wrote:
> Carsten,
> Verisign publishes the named.root file you referenced as part of its Root Zone Maintainer activities.
> Usually this file is updated only when there is a change to the IP addresses of one or more root servers.  But
> occasionally we might publish a new version where only the serial number changes as part of our normal software development processes.
> DW

Generating no-content changes is a bad idea. It causes a lot of churn 
for a lot of people, for no reason.


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