[Sysadmins] Eircom DNS woes...

David Malone dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Wed Jul 15 09:49:56 IST 2009


On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 09:28:20AM +0100, Colm MacC?rthaigh wrote:
> In an emergency though, the administrators could reconfigure their
> root hints to point at only a subset of the root nameservers - ideally
> ones they have more trustworthy paths to - and then apply it. But
> internet paths are generally stable for at least hours, and if we
> discard legitimate traffic, there are plenty of retries. I wouldn't be
> too worried about it, in an emergency.

Or they could use TCP based zone transfers for the root zone, though
that's a little contraversial ;-)

	David.



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