named.conf restored to hint zone for the root by default

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Thu Aug 2 03:52:24 PDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 06:34:59AM -0400, Skip Ford wrote:
> Doug Barton wrote:
> > In an effort to find some kind of balance (I won't even try to say
> > "consensus") between those who hate the idea of slaving the root
> > zones, those who like the idea but don't want it to be the default,
> > and those who like the idea, I've made the following change:
> > 
> > 1. Change the default behavior back to using a hint zone for the root.
> > 2. Leave the root slave zone config as a commented out example.
> > 3. Remove the B and F root servers from the example at the request of
> >    their operators.
> > 
> > I hope that we can now dial down the volume on the meta-issue of how
> > the change was done, and focus on the operational issues of whether
> > it's a good idea or not.
> Thanks.  I'm afraid the consensus has to come from the operators,
> not from FreeBSD folks.
> If the operators were required to support it, I think everyone
> should slave the roots, not just those running busy servers.  Just
> like I'd think everyone should sync with stratum-1 servers if
> those operators supported everyone doing that. sounds like a good idea :-)

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