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Re: The root nameservers will be replaced August 1st
- From: Alan Hannan
- Date: Tue Jul 16 22:49:00 1996
Michael, et. al.
] If the information in the following message means what I think it means in
] then somebody is colocating an entire new set of root nameservers at
] exchange points within the USA if not internationally.
] Can they do this? Or are they bluffing?
Of course they can do that. And I can start queuing data at my
router to send all tcp packets w/ 1000 bytes, and set the priority
bit. I can also send a constant 1M ping stream to every ISP's web
server, and I can finger every machine every 5 minutes to see if
Sean is on to ask him a question. I can draw OC3 PVCs between
the NAPs and sell web content more cheaply than any other ISP can
draw a nationwide network. I can send appletalk packets across my
WAN and attempt to send them to my peers, I can build my own IXP
and sponser, in addition to IP: IPX; and Appletalk traffic! In
fact, I can claim 10/8, and if I have enough interests in the
world, and enough people can be bullied into it, I can route that
to you, and it can appear in the global tables!
The larger issue, is who cares? Who will give a whoot about what
I do? And what are the ramifications of them doing it?
Concisely, how will people deal with it?
Perhaps I missed the intent of your letter. Are you implying
that an official body is making a change in policy such that a new
hw/sw system is used and their geographic points change from
pseudo random placement, to NAP/IXP placement?
Or perhaps you were a bit dismayed that some entrepeneurs are
trying to make things better outside the antiquated^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 'system'?
Chief Promulgator, Second Class, Anarchic Intelligentsia
ps -> this system wanted NAP/IXPs to be a free socialist meeting
point for providers (beyond hw/colo costs), as well, but
capitalist forces changed the economics when people stopped
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