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Re: The root nameservers will be replaced August 1st

  • From: Ed Morin
  • Date: Tue Jul 16 23:24:43 1996

This "Eugene" fellow wouldn't happen to have a last name that started
with a "K" and ended in "f" would it?  Please say no.

On Tue, 16 Jul 1996, Michael Dillon wrote:

> 
> 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?
> 
> If you want to comment on issues related to top level domain names but not
> related to network operations, please, please, please post those comments
> to newdom@iiia.org only even if it means replying twice to this message.
> Believe me, you do *NOT* want to crosspost between NEWDOM and NANOG and
> you do *NOT* want to attract these discussions into NANOG either.
> 
> Michael Dillon                   -               ISP & Internet Consulting
> Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049
> http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael@memra.com
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 18:53:34 -0500 (CDT)
> From: "Karl Denninger, MCSNet" <karl@mcs.com>
> To: newdom@iiia.org
> Subject: Re: Issues on the table
> Resent-Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 20:25:51 -0400 (EDT)
> Resent-From: newdom@iiia.org
> 
> > >They're the official "top of command" for the root domain...
> > 
> > Hypothetical, to help me understand:
> > 
> > Says who?
> > 
> > IANA runs their roots - what happens if AlterNIC gets enough people
> > to recognize their roots, and serves out their own TLDs? Does the
> > IANA have an enforcement branch?
> > 
> > Please don't flame, I'm not trying to argue, just understand how this
> > all works. Seems to me that 2 entities are trying to be in charge. IANA
> > want to be in charge, and AlterNIC wants to share being in charge. Seems
> > that it can't be both ways, but what if they're both doing it?
> > 
> > Christopher Ambler
> > President, Image Online Design, Inc.
> 
> Well, let's see...
> 
> What if someone, say Eugene, started showing up at major exchange points and
> major ISPs with, oh, say, "root nameserver in a box" systems?
> 
> As in public root nameservers.
> 
> As in distributed, across-the-country, on every major backbone root
> nameservers.
> 
> Which, among other things, outperformed and were more stable than the
> current roots.
> 
> What do you think might happen? :-)
> 
> Hint:	This is not a hypothetical question.
> 
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> 

Ed Morin
Northwest Nexus Inc. (206) 455-3505 (voice)
Professional Internet Services
edm@nwnexus.WA.COM

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