Bug ID 550689: Resolver H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET Address Change

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP GTM, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.4.1, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 12.0.0 HF3, 11.6.1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.4.1 HF10

Opened: Oct 06, 2015
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

The IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET are changing on December 1st 2015 from (128.63.2.53 / 2001:500:1::803f:235) to (198.97.190.53 / 2001:500:1::53). The old addresses will be good for 6 months after the change, and then the IPv4 address will go completely offline, and the IPv6 address is subject to go offline as well. More details http://h.root-servers.org/renumber.html

Impact

Incorrect address for a root-server means no response to that query.

Conditions

DNS Resolver uses hard-coded root hints for H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

Workaround

There are 12 other root-servers that also provide answers to TLD queries, so this is cosmetic, but the addresses still need to be updated to respond to the change.

Fix Information

Updated H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET to reflect the new IPv4 and IPv6 addresses taking effect December 1st, 2015 from (128.63.2.53 / 2001:500:1::803f:235) to (198.97.190.53 / 2001:500:1::53). For more information, see H-Root will change its addresses on 1 December 2015, available here: http://h.root-servers.org/renumber.html.

Behavior Change