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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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 18:53:34 -0500 (CDT)
> From: "Karl Denninger, MCSNet" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Issues on the table
> Resent-Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 20:25:51 -0400 (EDT)
> Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.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
> 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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