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

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Fri Nov 2 21:37:24 UTC 2007

	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
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE:	+61 2 9871 4742		         INTERNET: Mark_Andrews at isc.org

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