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Re: What happened to root-server serial number?

  • From: Peter Dambier
  • Date: Fri Sep 02 15:12:16 2005

Thankyou for asking.

I do care for the health of the root-servers.

Many say there is only one root but they forget to mention which one.

All root-servers try to keep in sync somehow.
Right now is not in sync with its zone file.

If the reason should be a natural desaster of any kind then
Public-Root would be obliged to offer publishing the zone file,
without asking any undue questions and without making any undue

Everything my be discussed on a private channel.

I also noticed there is a major difference between the old and
the new zone file. Could this be the reason why there was no
update on the servers?

I tried to load the root-zone file on my personal root-server and
did not live through any problems but right now my server is IPv4

To spare search and debug, here is the diff:
(please forgive the long list)

# SOA(".","2005090200","A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.","NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM.","1800","900","604800","86400").

ADD:  A.DNS.BR                                     AAAA     2001:12FF:0:0:0:0:0:10
ADD:  E.DNS.JP                                     AAAA     2001:200:0:1:0:0:0:4
ADD:  C.DNS.TW                                     AAAA     2001:238:800:1:0:0:0:1
ADD:  D.DNS.JP                                     AAAA     2001:240:0:0:0:0:0:53
ADD:  F.DNS.JP                                     AAAA     2001:2F8:0:100:0:0:0:153
ADD:  DNS1.THNIC.CO.TH                             AAAA     2001:3C8:1209:1:0:0:0:22
ADD:  NS.AMNIC.NET                                 AAAA     2001:4D00:0:0:0:0:0:90
ADD:  NS-EXT.ISC.ORG                               AAAA     2001:4F8:0:2:0:0:0:13
ADD:  D.EXT.NIC.FR                                 AAAA     2001:4F8:0:2:0:0:0:8
ADD:  NS-US1.NIC.AT                                AAAA     2001:4F8:4:B:0:0:0:202
ADD:  NS4.NIC.COOP                                 AAAA     2001:502:100E:0:0:0:0:106
ADD:  D.DNS.LU                                     AAAA     2001:502:100E:0:0:0:0:251
ADD:  NSD.NIC.UK                                   AAAA     2001:502:100E:0:0:0:0:44
ADD:  NS1.NIC.COOP                                 AAAA     2001:502:D399:0:0:0:0:106
ADD:  A.DNS.LU                                     AAAA     2001:502:D399:0:0:0:0:251
ADD:  NSA.NIC.UK                                   AAAA     2001:502:D399:0:0:0:0:44
ADD:  B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET                           AAAA     2001:503:231D:0:0:0:2:30
ADD:  A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET                           AAAA     2001:503:A83E:0:0:0:2:30
ADD:  F.NIC.DE                                     AAAA     2001:608:6:0:0:0:0:5
ADD:  NS-ZA.RIPE.NET                               AAAA     2001:610:240:0:53:0:0:193
ADD:  NS-SEC.RIPE.NET                              AAAA     2001:610:240:0:53:0:0:4
ADD:  DOMREG.NIC.CH                                AAAA     2001:620:0:0:0:0:0:4
ADD:  MERAPI.SWITCH.CH                             AAAA     2001:620:0:0:0:0:0:5
ADD:  NS2.UNIVIE.AC.AT                             AAAA     2001:628:453:4302:0:0:0:53
ADD:  Z.NIC.DE                                     AAAA     2001:628:453:4905:0:0:0:53
ADD:  NS0.JA.NET                                   AAAA     2001:630:0:8:0:0:0:14
ADD:  NS0.JA.NET                                   AAAA     2001:630:0:9:0:0:0:14
ADD:  NS4.NIC.UK                                   AAAA     2001:630:181:35:0:0:0:83
ADD:  B.HOSTING.NIC.FR                             AAAA     2001:660:3005:1:0:0:1:2
ADD:  B.NIC.FR                                     AAAA     2001:660:3005:1:0:0:1:2
ADD:  C.NIC.FR                                     AAAA     2001:660:3006:1:0:0:1:1
ADD:  NS2.DNS.PT                                   AAAA     2001:690:A80:4001:0:0:0:100
ADD:  A.NS.SE                                      AAAA     2001:698:9:301:0:0:0:53
ADD:  BRUSSELS.NS.DNS.BE                           AAAA     2001:6A8:3C60:0:0:0:0:BE
ADD:  F.NS.SE                                      AAAA     2001:6B0:7:0:0:0:0:53
ADD:  G.NS.SE                                      AAAA     2001:6B0:8:1:0:0:0:53
ADD:  DNS.NIC.IT                                   AAAA     2001:760:4000:1F5:0:0:0:5
ADD:  NSIT.GARR.NET                                AAAA     2001:760:FFFF:FFFF:0:0:0:CA
ADD:  NS3.NS.ESAT.NET                              AAAA     2001:7C8:2:A:0:0:0:64
ADD:  NS.ATI.TN                                    AAAA     2001:970:1:1:0:0:0:10
ADD:  A.NASK.PL                                    AAAA     2001:A10:1:1:0:0:0:44
ADD:  NS6.IEDR.IE                                  AAAA     2001:BB0:CCC3:0:0:0:0:2
ADD:  D.DNS.TW                                     AAAA     2001:C50:FFFF:1:0:0:0:230
ADD:  A.DNS.TW                                     AAAA     2001:CD8:800:0:0:0:0:8
ADD:  SEC3.APNIC.NET                               AAAA     2001:DC0:1:0:4777:0:0:140
ADD:  A.DNS.JP                                     AAAA     2001:DC4:0:0:0:0:0:1
ADD:  G.DNS.KR                                     AAAA     2001:DC5:A:0:0:0:0:1
ADD:  NS.CNC.AC.CN                                 AAAA     2001:DC7:0:0:0:0:0:1
ADD:  DNS2.CNNIC.NET.CN                            AAAA     2001:DC7:1000:0:0:0:0:1
ADD:  E.DNS.KR                                     AAAA     2001:DCC:5:0:0:0:0:100

Kind regards,
Peter and Karin Dambier wrote:
On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 08:07:54AM -1000, Randy Bush wrote:

why do you care?
because root server status is one measure of internet infrastructure status and stability.

	yes it is...  and having hundreds/thousands of
	folks checking has its own set of issues.
	I note that Peter was kind enough to show that
	all the root servers he was able to reach - AGREED -
	on the serial number they were using.

why do you want to imply that caring that a root
server does not respond is inappropriate?

does not respond from where? after all,
one does not have to reach -all- the root servers.
Getting to one is sufficent.

that said, Peter has his own "root-servers" and so my question to him was why he should care about other
folks root servers.


Peter and Karin Dambier
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