Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 411141
caching-nameserver 9.4.2-1 doesn't have new IP address for L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:37:53 EDT
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caching-nameserver 9.4.2-1 supplies an out-of-date root name servers file with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):
Always - /var/named/named.ca is wrong
Steps to Reproduce:
1. update to caching-nameserver-9.4.2-1.fc7
IP address for L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET in /var/named/named.ca is 22.214.171.124
IP address should be 126.96.36.199, as per:
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.
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.
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.