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Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
On 12/14/2012 9:50 PM, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 08:48:07PM -0800, David Conrad wrote:
>> On Dec 14, 2012, at 11:02 AM, Joe Abley<jabley at hopcount.ca> wrote:
>>> Other root servers have renumbered out of institutional, general-purpose networks into dedicated networks in the past. I think the last one was B-Root in 2004,
>> Actually, it was "L" in 2007... :)
> SOME people have very long memories.
Actually, I have an excellent memory also. The one thing I do NOT
remember is this much Sturm und Drang over any of the past changes. I
believe that the first few changes were actually painful (they were for
me), but really, everything has gone along just fine and dandy until now.
I gently point out the following resource (which I'm sure nearly
everyone here already knew about):
DNS first reared its head in 1984. For the very longest time I even kept
my copy of hints updated by hand, leaving notes as to the old IP, so
that I'd notice if anything from my end was trying to reach an old IP
(the amount of stupidity hard coded in was just as bad then as now).
I downloaded one of the last hosts.txt files, in 1992, out of sentiment.
It still makes me nostalgic to look at it.
Is it just me? I do not remember L or previous entries garnering this
much attention, and it seems there was actually a bit less time between
announcement of the change, and my ::face::palm:: when I saw log
entries, and realized I was lazy. I have no idea when the IP was turned
off, since it wouldn't have *mattered* to me. I do remember quite a bit
of discussion here and there when the first ones were changing, but it
was local discussion, when my world was a bit more narrow and focused.
I did actually look (although not very hard) for an actual history of
the original hosts, and the migrations from legacy IPs and legacy names
into the less colorful format of *.root-servers.net that we know and
For those of you still worried, I promise it will all be okay. I promise.
Put a smile on it, even if you don't feel like it.
Try building something up, instead of tearing it down.
Santa believes in you, even if you don't believe in him.