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Re: Fwd: The Root has got an A record

  • From: Peter Dambier
  • Date: Mon Oct 10 12:41:32 2005

I am sorry if you feel annoyed by this, but,  Cleveland, Ohio, USA,  IP,  Montreal, Quebec, Canada,  IP,  Terre Haute, Indiana, USA,  IP,  Chicago, Illinois, USA,  IP,  Des Moines, Iowa, USA,

operate in north america, in your network. So do their customers.
It is you who will be annoyed if anything goes wrong because of
this misbehaviour.

I do not recommend using the public-root right now. I do warn
because of obvious technical problems.

I dont know what happens if '.' suddenly has a valid ip address.
I have not written windows. I dont know what Bill Gates does.
My linux did complain. That is how I did find it in the first

And I know for shure '.' was not meant to have an ip address.

What can go wrong will go wrong. I have seen enough queries
for '.local' and for 'localhost' on the root-servers.

Jon Lewis wrote:
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Peter Dambier wrote:

See with your own eyes:

; <<>> DiG 9.1.3 <<>> -t any .

;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 18588
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 15, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;.                              IN      ANY

.                       172800  IN      SOA
2005101006 43200 3600 1209600 14400
. 172800 IN A

Who cares? Please stop wasting NANOG bandwidth that could be better used debating peering/depeering with gibberish about fringe DNS systems.

Report this to NANOG and the IETF.  Make sure you send them a copy of my
response and the headers of this message.  I am holding UNIDT personally
responsible for this technical nightmare.

Make sure to also report when pigs fly and the aliens decide to publicly make contact.

Apologies to anyone already .procmailrc'ing Peter to /dev/null for sneaking this into your inbox.
Better /dev/null the rest of nanog too because I am afraid there will
raise issues because of this.

So, if you really dont care ...

Jon Lewis | I route
Senior Network Engineer | therefore you are
Atlantic Net | _________ for PGP public key_________

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