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Re: What happened to root-server serial number?

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Sat Sep 03 19:36:11 2005

some of the reasons a lot of us pay so little attention to most alternative
root nameserver systems are: they often don't do their homework, and they
often don't pay attention to the details.

diffing text files as a way to check for zone changes would be one way to
commit both errors at the same time.

running a so-called root name server with recursion enabled would be another.

pfaa.

re:

peter@peter-dambier.de (Peter Dambier) writes:

> Todd Vierling wrote:
> > On Sat, 3 Sep 2005, Peter Dambier wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>And I am glad they are updating again,
> > 
> > 
> > The root zone (.) changes infrequently enough that a delay of 24h or less
> > should not matter at all.  It's not like the zone is, for instance, COM. or
> > CO.UK.
> > 
> > 
> >>although
> >>  2005-09-03 (246) 09:37:36 Paris
> >>  2005-09-03 (246) 07:37:36 UTC
> > 
> > 
> > I don't understand your worries here.  Why the paranoia?
> > 
> 
> Because the FTPed root.zone had changes and updated the serialnumber.
> The root-servers did not get it for two days.
> 
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-- 
Paul Vixie




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