Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 11:48:46 -0800 From: Jonathan Smith <smithj@...ethemallocs.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Root name server changes -> bind -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Marcus Meissner wrote: | The security consequences of obscure DNS root server usage are obvious, IMHO. | You might want to consider security updates to the bind package with an updated | root.hint file. (Since the story is on Slashdot, it is as public as it can get; | thus I use the regular channel for this request.) Why did ICANN allow the old IP address to be taken by an untrusted party? It would seem that IPs formerly used by root DNS servers should be permanently retired to prevent just this sort of thing. smithj -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkg0fJ4ACgkQCG91qXPaRenl1QCfWEVV3nZ7s2J1AKVO23F7CQ2l uxcAoKp9TR5X4e/hcc5sz1o+bpNVoAla =ZYQf -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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