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Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
From: Joseph Jackson <recourse () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:09:08 -0600


You will need to update your root.hints file on any of your forwarding DNS
servers.  Most OS vendors will include an update but its a good idea to
manually check.

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Michael Thomas <mike () mtcc com> wrote:

Matthew Newton wrote:

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 04:42:46PM +0000, Nick Hilliard wrote:

On 13/12/2012 22:54, Jason Castonguay wrote:

Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.

You've just given 3 weeks notice for a component change in one of the few
critical part of the Internet's infrastructure, at a time when most

I think that /was/ the advance notification - you've got 6 months :)

 "The old address will continue to work for at least six months
  after the transition, but will ultimately be retired from

So really stupid question, and hopefully it's just me, do I need to do
on my servers?

Second question: I know that renumbering is important in the abstract, but
is there
really an overwhelming reason why renumbering the root servers is
critical? Shouldn't
they all be in PI space for starters?


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