Status Update, 2010-05-05
This is the sixth of a series of technical status updates intended to inform a technical audience on progress in signing the root zone of the DNS.
The final transition to a signed root zone took place today on J-Root, between 1700–1900 UTC.
All root servers are now serving a signed root zone.
All root servers will now generate larger responses to DNS queries that request DNSSEC information.
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See below for more details.
Details of the project, including documentation published to date, can be found at http://www.root-dnssec.org/.
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The incremental deployment of DNSSEC in the Root Zone is being carried out first by serving a Deliberately Unvalidatable Root Zone (DURZ), and subsequently by a conventionally signed root zone. Discussion of the approach can be found in the document “DNSSEC Deployment for the Root Zone”, as well as in the technical presentations delivered at RIPE, NANOG, IETF and ICANN meetings.
All of the thirteen root servers have now made the transition to the to the DURZ. No harmful effects have been identified.
Initial observations relating to this transition will be presented and discussed at the DNS Working Group meeting at the RIPE meeting in Prague on 2010-05-06.
PLANNED DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE
- 2010-01-27: L starts to serve DURZ
- 2010-02-10: A starts to serve DURZ
- 2010-03-03: M, I start to serve DURZ
- 2010-03-24: D, K, E start to serve DURZ
- 2010-04-14: B, H, C, G, F start to serve DURZ
- 2010-05-05: J start to serve DURZ
- 2010-07-01: Distribution of validatable, production, signed root zone; publication of root zone trust anchor
(Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on testing results or other unforeseen factors.)