March 31, 2016 to April 1, 2016
Intercontinental Buenos Aires
America/Buenos_Aires timezone

Rolling the Root Key

Apr 1, 2016, 4:00 PM
Montserrat (Intercontinental Buenos Aires)


Intercontinental Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Mr Geoff Huston (APNIC)


This is a report of one member's perspectives on the work of the Root Key Roll Design Team, looking at the various operational tradeoffs that were involved in preparing the plan to roll the root key. I would also like to make some comments on the state of standards and implementations of resolvers and the lack of clear standard specifications about how to signal a key roll. Where possible I will illustrate the considerations with measurement data about the behaviour of resolvers that query authoritative name servers.


report on the Root Key Roll Design Team study.

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Mr Geoff Huston (APNIC)

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