[rssac] k.root-servers.net Changing DNS Software at on 19.2.2003
Geoff Huston gih at telstra.net
Fri Feb 14 09:10:44 CET 2003
Daniel, Most of the root servers are also servers for the .arpa zone Does this proposed change for K as a root server also imply a change for K as a .arpa server? thanks, Geoff At 08:50 AM 2/14/2003 +0100, Daniel Karrenberg wrote: >As announced previously k.root-servers.net will start running nsd 1.0.2-rel. >The changeover will start at 0900UTC on Wednesday 19.2.2003. >Between 0900 and 0930 all instances of K will be sequentially cut over. >This way there will be no service interruption. During the cut-over >period K will answer either using bind8 or nsd. After 0930 K will >answer only using nsd. K will support identification of software and >instance via id.server and version.server in class CHAOS as per >draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid. > >This change is designed to increase the diversity of software in the >root name server system, the lack of which is widely considered to be a >potential vulnerability. The nsd software has been designed from >scratch specifically as an authoritative name server. It has no design >commonalities with bind, the currently prevalent DNS implementation. >In addition to that nsd provides a significant increase >in the performance reserve of k.root-servers.net. > >Please report any anomalies with k.root-servers.net service to ><ops at ripe.net> as usual. > >nsd can be found at http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/nsd/index.html.
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