Bug 448707 - New L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET IP address
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: caching-nameserver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Tkac
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Reported: 2008-05-28 07:19 EDT by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2013-04-30 19:39 EDT (History)
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-05-28 07:19:42 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #448703 +++

One of the DNS root servers -- L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET -- has changed it's IP address
recently from to  Current versions of
caching-nameserver configuration-only packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1,
3 and 4 include old IP address in the named.ca root zone file.

Updated root zone file can be obtained from:


This change attracted attention due to an occurrence of the multiple
unauthorized DNS servers operating with the old IP address.  This raised
concerns regarding possible misuse of the old IP by some malicious DNS server,
even though no such misuse was confirmed so far:


For further discussion, see bug #363541.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-04-27 07:39:18 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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