L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET has changed IP address to

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Mark Andrews

Nov 2, 2007, 5:37:24 PM11/2/07
If you already have a root hints zone defined in named.conf
you need to update the address in the file it loads from.

The easiest way to create a new file is to run dig, check
the contents of the file it generates then move the file
into place.

dig ns . @a.root-servers.net > newfile

If you don't have any root zone defined they you will be
using the built-in hints. In this case you should create
a root hints zone if you don't have a root zone already
defined and you are using class IN (the default class).

dig ns . @a.root-servers.net > root-hints

zone "." {
type hint;
file "root-hints";

If you are not using views you do this at the options level.
If you are using views you need to define this zone in
each view of class IN.

BIND 9.3.5, BIND 9.4.2 (9.4.2rc2) and BIND 9.5.0 (9.5.0a7) will
have their built-in root hints updated to reflect this change.

If you wish to change the built in hints apply the attached
patch. In the top level directory run.

patch -p1 < l-root-servers.patch
make clean

Mark Andrews, ISC
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Mark Andrews

Nov 4, 2007, 5:28:51 PM11/4/07

> Hi there is no "attached patch" and 9.4.2rc2 isn't on the ftp site.
> Chris

Index: bind9/lib/dns/rootns.c
diff -u bind9/lib/dns/rootns.c:1.31 bind9/lib/dns/rootns.c:1.32
--- bind9/lib/dns/rootns.c:1.31 Tue Jun 19 23:47:16 2007
+++ bind9/lib/dns/rootns.c Tue Oct 30 23:44:01 2007
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@
"I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A\n"
"J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A\n"
"K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A\n"
-"L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A\n"
+"L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A\n"
"M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. 3600000 IN A\n";

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