Important Informational Message - root.zone change

> November 5, 2002, the IP address for J.root-servers.net will
> change in the authoritative NS set for "dot".

Why is this change being made?

  as a simple step in improving the robustness of the
  overall system. back in the day, NSI agreed to act
  as guardian for a couple of the (then) new roots.
  As a temporary expedient, (J) was placed in the
  same broadcast domain as another root.

  moving it to a different broadcast domain will allow
  better traffic "splay" into the logical topology
  of the 'net.

... (old record is still visable)

  yes. and it may still be there for a while.
  but using the new address (and checking all those
  new systems that are already in the distribution
  channel to ensure they pick up hte new address)
  will avoid the odd glitch when the old address is
  eventually retired... in a couple years. :slight_smile:

--bill

Cool, the root checks in BIND work

Nov 5 22:28:35 clifden named[2072]: [ID 295310 daemon.warning]
check_hints: A records for J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET class 1 do not match hint
records

Nevertheless, BIND 8.X does appear to use the root list returned from the
queried name server

. 517997 IN NS J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]
        517997 IN NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. ;Cr=auth [192.36.148.17]

J 604397 IN A 192.58.128.30 ;NT=5 Cr=answer [192.36.148.17]