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Re: The root nameservers will be replaced August 1st
- From: Avi Freedman
- Date: Wed Jul 17 20:27:21 1996
> You are correct in stating that servers are collocated at the exchange
> points. However, their collocation and their associated application
> (route database server) are sanctioned by the NSF as part of NSF
> Solicitation 93-52. It would be a grievous error to assume that any NAP
> operator would want to take on the responsibilities of securing a DNS
> root server, ensure its availability and take the associated hits.
Again, speaking hypothetically, I wasn't talking about having the NAP
operator take responsibility. But if someone wanted to get co-lo space
and pay the ethernet or fddi or atm or ... charge and maintain the machine,
what issues would there be?
Well, you obviously wouldn't let someone just put a web server on the
NAP IP space, since most everyone in the world has a route to that
block (usually a /24)...
So probably the "community" or the exchange point operator would have
to feel comfortable that the machine being put at the exchange point
was of a community service.
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