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Re: Network Solutions is now in the wringer
- From: Jeremy Porter
- Date: Sun Mar 28 12:24:52 1999
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dean Robb writes:
>At 01:22 3/27/99 -0600, Sean Donelan wrote:
>>pceasy@norfolk.INfi.NET (Dean Robb) writes:
>>>While not a network operator, I think it would be most prudent to consider
>>>and discuss (among those who ARE netops) what do to if, say, the root
>>>server were suddenly comletely unaccessible for several days/permanently
>>>for *whatever* reason.
>>Duh, isn't that why there is more than one root server in the world?
>My concern is with the master server that NSI operates. My hope was that a
>netop who *didn't* have a contingency plan might start putting one together.
>>However I feel some people confuse the data in the root servers, with
>>the databases used to generate those zone files. There is a subtle, but
>>important difference. And why simply copying the zone files is not
>So who has copies of the databases? If NSI's master (the a-root?) is
>unavailable, new domains obviously wouldn't propagate, but how long can the
>other root servers go without getting an update? Does the system as
>currently configured *require* some server somewhere to be the master and
>is there one that can take over if NSI's are toast?
origin = A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
mail addr = hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET
serial = 1999032605
refresh = 1800 (30M)
retry = 900 (15M)
expire = 604800 (1W)
minimum ttl = 86400 (1D)
Well the expire is 1W so by default the zones will be valid in all servers for a week
after a.root-servers.net goes away (if that were to happen.)
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