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  • From: Amrit Panesar <apanesar AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Help needed to verify new root-hints file
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:50:42 -0800
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On 1/23/2011 11:34 AM, Jeff Taylor wrote:
> Some folks have pointed out that the root-hints file is out of date.
> Today I have been working on a script to generate a brand new hints
> file, pulling all data directly from ICANN's root servers. The
> hardest part of this project has been sorting out the A records to be
> grouped under their proper $ORIGIN headings.
I believe BIND does this on its own, when `slaving` normal zones, i'm
not sure if it can do the same for a hits zone, I believe you are
looking for the same idea, correct?
> I have a sample file available here: http://opennic.oss/files/root-hints
Hmm.. I am unable to resolve the domain, though opennic.glue is
resolving, but only wiki.opennic.glue, for whatever reason.. I think I'm
having some issues with my DNS settings..

I like the idea, I wish you luck with it.. I just thought it was worth
noting that BIND does group things via $ORIGIN, perhaps you can
incorporate something from BIND in what you are doing right now...



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