A.4 DNS Root Servers

The /etc/opt/novell/named/root.hint file contains information about DNS root servers. When the DNS services are installed, the RootSrvrInfo Zone object is created by reading the contents from this file. The RootSrvrInfo zone holds information on the root name servers needed to initialize the cache of Internet domain name servers. The rootsrvr.dat file is the Novell version of named.root, which is made available by InterNIC registration services.

under anonymous FTP as
file                /domain/named.root
on server           FTP.RS.INTERNIC.NET
under Gopher at     RS.INTERNIC.NET
under menu          InterNIC Registration Services (NSI)
submenu             InterNIC Registration Archives
file                named.root

The related version number of Root Zone is 2004012900 and was last updated on Jan 29, 2004.

The data for the root servers is as follows:

SOA and NS RRs

$ORIGIN RootServerInfo.
@         SOA server. root. (
2004012900 3600 3600 604800 86400 )
.                      3600000     NS    A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                      3600000     NS    M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

Glue RRs

A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A
M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.      3600000      A

NOTE:Please check the Root Server IP addresses to see that they include the latest IP addresses for all the root zones; otherwise, update the root.hint file with the latest update from the InterNIC site and run the /opt/novell/named/bin/dns-inst tool to update the root server addresses after deleting the existing root zones from eDirectory