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Re: The root nameservers will be replaced August 1st

  • From: Steven Schnell
  • Date: Thu Jul 18 22:15:07 1996

You'll kindly notice that I mentioned application, not content, in my 
previous comments.  As a Layer 2 network provider I have no interest in 
content (as I cannot survey what traffic goes on past above me).  
However, I am keenly interested in the collocation of certain host-based 
applications that may cause unnecessary traffic to be directed to the 
NAP.  There are a host (no pun intended) of other issues related to 
supporting hosts at the NAP, such as the excessive space and power they 
require, coordinating visits for maintenance and repair, security 
(physical and network), etc.  I suspect that not all NAP operators are 
set up to take on the responsibilities of supporting these types of 
applications on their sites.

Steve


On Thu, 18 Jul 1996, Alan Hannan wrote:

> 
>   Hmm.....
> 
>   NAP operators making judgement about content...  Hmm...  I wonder
>   if there are any applicable precedents here...
> 
>   -alan
> 
> .........  Steven Schnell is rumored to have said:
> ] 
> ] Convenient for some, a headache for others.  Any responsible NAP operator 
> ] would have to either approve the application running on his network or 
> ] shutdown its unauthorized operation.  You know, like disable its 
> ] connection to the exchange point!
> ] 
> ] steve
> ] 
> ] 
> ] On Wed, 17 Jul 1996, Jim Fleming wrote:
> ] 
> ] > On Wednesday, July 17, 1996 4:51 AM, Tim Salo[SMTP:salo@msc.edu] wrote:
> ] > <snip>
> ] > @ 
> ] > @ More interestingly, if someone wants to create an alternative set of
> ] > @ root servers, there is no particularly good reason for them to be located
> ] > @ at exchange points, (unless I am confused about what networks are all
> ] > @ about...).  True, servers at exchange points should exhibit greater
> ] > @ availability, but that is probably not the largest challenge faced by
> ] > @ alternative root servers.
> ] > @ 
> ] > 
> ] > These are very good points. I think that the exchange points
> ] > are just convienant co-location sites. Also, in the future, there
> ] > may be other services on those boxes that have not been
> ] > announced yet. It is useful to have the boxes in strategic
> ] > locations in advance of additional changes.
> ] > 
> ] > --
> ] > Jim Fleming
> ] > UNETY Systems, Inc.
> ] > Naperville, IL
> ] > 
> ] > e-mail: JimFleming@unety.net
> ] > 
> ] > 
> ] 
> ] 
> 
> 
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