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  • From: Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Help needed to verify new root-hints file
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:34:19 -0700
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BIND may rearrange the order of a zone when it is transferred, but you still need to break down the hostnames to create proper origin groups. I finally settled on breaking down the names, throwing out the first part (usually something like NS1), and sorting out what was left. There may be excessive switching between origins for some zone, but for the most part it looks like it is working correctly, and everything I've verified myself is listed in a proper method that BIND will understand.

Here's an icann-available path to reach the same file:

Hope that helps.

On 01/23/2011 01:50 PM, Amrit Panesar wrote:
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Some folks have pointed out that the root-hints file is out of date.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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