Who forgot to update named.root ?
By user12625760 on Dec 05, 2008
So the latest script added to my list of cron jobs running on my home server is:
#!/bin/ksh TMPDIR=/tmp/named_check_$$.$RANDOM trap "cd / && test -d $TMPDIR && rm -r $TMPDIR" EXIT mkdir $TMPDIR || exit cd $TMPDIR || exit wget -q ftp://ftp.internic.net/domain/named.root if ! cmp -s named.root /var/named/db.cache then mv named.root ~ mailx -s "new named.root file " $LOGNAME << EOF There is a new named.root file in ~/named.root it needs to be verified and then installed as /var/named/db.cache. EOF fi
All after the internet broke in the house. My initial suspicion that one of the kids had typed google into google was wide of the mark. My old named.root file was old, really, really old. So now I'm checking once a month that my named.root file is upto date