g.root-servers.net not reachable anymore

Dave Warren davew at hireahit.com
Mon Apr 18 01:05:50 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-14 03:02, 'Stephane Bortzmeyer' wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 11:55:04AM +0300,
>   Daniel Dawalibi <daniel.dawalibi at idm.net.lb> wrote
>   a message of 22 lines which said:
>> Do you think it is better to remove it from named.root?
> Certainly not, your resolver removes it automatically from the list of
> authoritative servers for the zone.

Also, named will add it right back to the in-memory cache (the one that 
matters) since it will reach out to one of the hints servers to find the 
up to date list of root servers.

The hints file is just a hint of how to find the roots, not an absolute 
list of root servers.

Dave Warren

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