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Re: Advisory — D-root is changing it s IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:56:55 -0500 (EST)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Hilliard" <nick () foobar org>

It would be really good to have a formal public statement of intent from
UMD about their long term plans for 128.8.10.90 after retirement so that we
don't have a repeat of the L root hijacking debacle in 2008.

Quite so: UMD: Where will the old IP route after the 6 month period is 
complete?  Somewhere safe?

In point of fact, ISTM that there *is no way* to make this completely safe;
granted that it's a low percentage attack, and thus probably not useful
to actual attackers, but the possibility exists that someone could hijack 
that block at a provider level, and provide their own replacement for that
old server IP.

But of course, they can do it *now*, too, so I guess it doesn't matter 
anymore.

Cheers,
-- jra
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