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Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
From: Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:11:50 -0500

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:59 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
  service."


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

your crontab that updates your root-hints may already have caught the change...

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?


;; ANSWER SECTION:
d.root-servers.net.     604800  IN      A       128.8.10.90

128.8.0.0/16 - legacy space...

Mike



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