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Re: root-servers.net's nameservers change
- From: Derek J. Balling
- Date: Tue Aug 08 19:20:15 2000
Perhaps I missed it... I seem to recall someone from NetSol (after
the SOA RNAME fiasco a week ago) saying "Hey, you're right, we
screwed up, before we push out any change, however minor, we'll tell
people when the change is coming and what it will be, so people will
Now I'm all warm and happy that this "transferred very smoothly", but
I didn't see any "beforehand" notification of this change... (unless
my mail server ate it, which I'll accept as a possibility, although I
didn't see it in the archives either)... Is there a reason for that,
especially given the changes of the recent past going wrong?
At 6:09 PM -0400 8/8/00, Verd, Brad wrote:
On 8 August, 2000, Network Solutions took actions in compliance with the
cooperative agreement with the Department of Commerce to discontinue use of
the 'InterNIC' name. One specific aspect of this change involves the server
named rs0.internic.net, which had been the primary name server for the
root-servers.net domain name along with secondary servers ns.ripe.net,
ns.isi.edu and ns-ext.vix.com.
All four of these servers were removed from the root-servers.net domain name
and replaced with the following servers which were already functioning as
At 1730 EDT, the new suite of name servers began acting authoritatively for
the root-servers.net domain.
The net zone will be updated to reflect the root-servers.net nameserver
entries in serial #2000080801.
The four hosts rs0.internic.net, ns.isi.edu, ns.ripe.net, and ns-ext.vix.com
will continue to serve the root-servers.net zone with the new list of name
servers. These hosts will continue to remain active until the time of the
new name server suite exceeds the Time To Live (TTL), as defined in the
root-servers.net zone. That TTL is currently set to 3,600,000 seconds, or
about 42 days.
This is an operational change that transferred very smoothly. You will NOT
need to make any configuration changes on your machines. You will NOT need
a new root.cache file.
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