Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 11:31:55 +0200 From: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Root name server changes -> bind * Jonathan Smith: > Why did ICANN allow the old IP address to be taken by an untrusted > party? The party isn't untrusted (they're still involved in operating the B root). They're not a third party, either, they're the legitimate owner of that address block. ICANN should have arranged for a longer transition period, as it was done in previous transitions (I think a few older address still respond to queries). > It would seem that IPs formerly used by root DNS servers should > be permanently retired to prevent just this sort of thing. There's no way to retire an IP address, especially if it is located in a network prefix that is still in production (which was a driving force behind most past root servers migrations).
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