Bug 411141 - caching-nameserver 9.4.2-1 doesn't have new IP address for L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
caching-nameserver 9.4.2-1 doesn't have new IP address for L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: caching-nameserver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Tkac
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Reported: 2007-12-04 16:54 EST by Richard Fearn
Modified: 2013-04-30 19:37 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 9.4.2-2.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-12-20 10:27:07 EST
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Description Richard Fearn 2007-12-04 16:54:17 EST
Description of problem:

caching-nameserver 9.4.2-1 supplies an out-of-date root name servers file with
the old IP address for L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

The update notification for bind-9.4.2-1.fc7 is here:


It says that the IP address was changed in 9.4.2-0.4.1.rc1 ("new

The new 9.4.2-1 package can be downloaded from here:


It has the old /var/named/named.ca file, containing the wrong IP address.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Always - /var/named/named.ca is wrong

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update to caching-nameserver-9.4.2-1.fc7
Actual results:

IP address for L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET in /var/named/named.ca is

Expected results:

IP address should be, as per:


Additional info:

BIND has built-in root hints, so a separate root hints file (like
/var/named/named.ca) isn't strictly required. However, the caching-nameserver
example configuration (/etc/named.caching-nameserver.conf) includes the root
hints file, and the sample named.conf file supplied with bind also says it
should be included, so it would be good if the Fedora-supplied hints file was
up-to-date. With the wrong IP address, "missing from hints" and "extra record in
hints" messages are logged to /var/log/messages.
Comment 1 Adam Tkac 2007-12-05 07:11:31 EST
Thanks for your report. I'm not sure why I forgot update named.ca file because
that commit should update it :( Now it is really commited but update will wait
to more serious issue.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-12-20 15:14:21 EST
bind-9.4.2-2.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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