[ksk-rollover] Courtesy advance notification: Announcing Draft Plan for Continuing With the Root KSK Roll

Carlos M. Martinez carlosm3011 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 13:23:34 UTC 2018

Thanks for sharing Matt!

On 1 Feb 2018, at 9:31, Matt Larson wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> Thank you for your feedback on criteria for continuing with the root 
> KSK roll. Based on the discussion here, ICANN has made a plan for 
> continuing with the root KSK roll and today we are announcing that 
> plan, which is published here:
> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/plan-continuing-root-ksk-rollover-01feb18-en.pdf
> We're also opening a public comment period to receive wider community 
> feedback. Below is the text of a blog post that will appear on 
> icann.org<http://icann.org> at around 0900 PST.
> Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions.
> Matt
> Announcing Draft Plan For Continuing With The KSK Roll
> By Matt Larson, VP of Research, Office of Chief Technology Officer
> A formal ICANN public comment period has been opened to receive 
> community input on a draft 
> plan<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/plan-continuing-root-ksk-rollover-01feb18-en.pdf> 
> to proceed with the KSK rollover project. This comment period will run 
> until 1 April 2018 and we are eager to receive any and all comments.
> The plan calls for rolling the root zone KSK on 11 October 2018 (one 
> year later than originally planned), continuing extensive outreach to 
> notify as many resolver operators as possible, and publishing more 
> observations of the RFC 8145 trust anchor report data. Additional 
> details are contained within the plan.
> In addition, we are planning a session at ICANN61 in Puerto Rico, to 
> further discuss the plan and obtain additional feedback.
> The draft plan follows our 
> posting<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-the-root-ksk-rollover-project> 
> in late December, in which the ICANN organization announced next steps 
> in the process to resume the root KSK rollover project. We described 
> our efforts to track down the operators of DNS resolvers that were not 
> ready for the rollover.
> Using a protocol described in RFC 
> 8145<https://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc8145.txt>, these problematic 
> resolvers had reported to the root servers a trust anchor 
> configuration with only the current KSK (known as KSK-2010) and not 
> the newer  KSK (known as KSK-2017).
> In our December posting we also detailed the difficulty in contacting 
> operators, and noted that when we were able to reach an operator, we 
> learned that there were a variety of causes for the resolver’s 
> lagging configuration.
> The bottom line is that these findings did not afford much clarity as 
> to the next steps for mitigating specific causes nor did they afford 
> any guidance for appropriate messaging. Faced with this situation, we 
> announced our intention to solicit input from the community on 
> acceptable criteria for proceeding with the root KSK roll.
> Since that posting in December, a robust community discussion ensued 
> between interested community members. There was agreement during these 
> discussions that there is no way to accurately measure the number of 
> users who would be affected by rolling the root KSK, even though there 
> was a belief that better measurements may become available for future 
> KSK rollovers.
> The consensus of those involved in the discussions was that the ICANN 
> org should proceed with rolling the root zone KSK in a timely fashion 
> while continuing outreach to ensure that the word of the rollover 
> reach as wide an audience as possible.
> We look forward to continuing to work with the ICANN community to roll 
> the root zone KSK.

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