Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 09:36:00 -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 Florian Weimer wrote: | 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. Oh. I didn't understand that from the articles I've read. So, why are they running a DNS server on that IP? | 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). I think the transition period began in late 2007, but this is the first I've (and, I think, many others) heard about it. | 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). I was under the impression that ICANN "owned" or at least "was in charge of" the allocation of IPs for the root name servers. So why couldn't they just bar (via policy, not via technical means) whoever owns the rest of the prefix that IP is in from using it? Anyway, if the IP is in the hands of a trusted party, I'm much less concerned. That just wasn't the impression I had. smithj -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkg1rwAACgkQCG91qXPaRek7fQCfRhsgegj2pKK2NRb8Bb+CVba5 H3wAnRqQUF87txOTvxDRvGm5/9shYTKe =PqSd -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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