default dns config change causing major poolpah

Eygene Ryabinkin rea-fbsd at
Thu Aug 2 10:57:08 UTC 2007

Doug, good day.

Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 03:14:38AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> > It has always seemed to me that actually
> >     downloading a physical root zone file once a week is the most reliable
> >     solution.
> This is a really bad idea. The root zone changes slowly, but it often
> changes more than once a week. Add to that the more-rapid deployment
> of new TLDs nowadays and the occasional complete reprovisioning of an
> existing TLD, and one week is too long to go between updates.

But if one will pull the root zone via FTP/HTTP at the zone's
refresh rate or so -- will it be still a bad idea, compared
to the AXFR method?

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