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RSCs Circa 10/1/1998

  • From: Jim Fleming
  • Date: Thu Sep 03 14:13:58 1998

-----Original Message-----
From: Owen DeLong <owen@DeLong.SJ.CA.US>
To: nanog@merit.edu <nanog@merit.edu>; salo@networkcs.com
<salo@networkcs.com>
Date: Thursday, September 03, 1998 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Director Database Marketing (Herndon VA US)
(http://www.saic.com/career/jobs/c5


>
>>
>> And, what makes you think that NSI doesn't have intellectual property
>> rights to the whois database.  Again, please frame your answer in the
>> context of the applicable Federal law and regulations, probably the
>> FARs and the contract or cooperative agreement between NSI and the NSF.
>>
>Under both common law and various federal regulations, NSI has posession
>of that data because of a federal contract supported and (previously)
>paid for by taxpayers.


Keep in mind that some of that data finds its
way to the legacy Root Name Server Cluster (RSC)
that doubles as the .COM TLD Name Server Cluster.
At the end of this month, the U.S. Government will
no longer have control of this RSC.

NSI will have control by virtue of the fact that they
control the server that the others pull BOTH the root
zone from as well as the COM zone (plus a few others
including IN-ADDR.ARPA). Hopefully, NSI will work
with the other RSC owner/operators to coordinate
not only the legacy RSC but also the other numerous
RSCs in operation around the world. The TLDs that
are already in 99% of the other RSCs can now be
easily added to the legacy RSC next month. The
diverse group of organizations shown below can
vote on which TLDs to support and publish their
list, just like other RSCs.

In my opinion, I think that the IETF should encourage
people to evolve that legacy RSC away from being
an RSC. It can remain as the .COM TLD Cluster.
There is one sticky point in that which is that some
of the servers are U.S. Government property. It may
not be prudent for NSI to be running relying on those
servers to support their .COM enterprise. I think there
are federal laws against using government computers
for private business.

1. A - Network Solutions, Inc. (A)
2. B - University of Southern California (ISI2)
3. C - Performance Systems International Inc. (C-NYSER)
4. D - University of Maryland (UMD-TERP)
5. E - NASA Ames Research Center (NS-NASA)
6. F - Internet Software Consortium (ISC)
7. G - DOD Network Information Center (DIIS-NS)
8. H - Army Research Laboratory (B)
9. I - [No name] (NORDU) (Sweden)
10. J - Network Solutions, Inc. (J)
11. K - European Regional Internet Registry/RIPE NCC (K)
12. L - University of Southern California (L)
13. M - WIDE Project (M) (JAPAN)


>Network Solutions, Inc. (A)
>   505 Huntmar Park Drive
>   Herndon, VA 22070
>
>   Hostname: A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 198.41.0.4
>   System: SUN running SUNOS
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Kosters, Mark A.  (MAK21)  markk@NETSOL.COM
>      (703) 925-6874 (FAX) (703) 742-5427
>
>   Record last updated on 31-Aug-95.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>University of Southern California (ISI2)
>   Information Sciences Institute
>   4676 Admiralty Way
>   Marina del Rey, CA 90292
>
>   Hostname: B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 128.9.0.107
>   System: ? running ?
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Koda, Jim  (JK7)  koda@ISI.EDU
>      310) 822-1511
>
>   Record last updated on 12-Aug-95.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>Performance Systems International Inc. (C-NYSER)
>
>   Hostname: C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 192.33.4.12
>   System: SUN running UNIX
>
>   Coordinator:
>      Administration, PSINet Domain  (PDA4)  psinet-domain-admin@PSI.COM
>      (703) 904-4100 (FAX) 610-825-8616
>
>   domain server
>
>   Record last updated on 17-Apr-96.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>University of Maryland (UMD-TERP)
>   Computer Science Center
>   College Park, MD 20742
>
>   Hostname: D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 128.8.10.90
>   System: MICROVAX-II running UNIX
>
>   Coordinator:
>      Sneeringer, Gerry  (GS307)  sneeri@NI.UMD.EDU
>      (301) 405-2996
>
>   domain server
>
>   Record last updated on 12-Aug-95.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>
>NASA Ames Research Center (NS-NASA)
>   Mail Stop 233-8
>   Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
>   USA
>
>   Hostname: E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 192.203.230.10
>   System: SUN running SUNOS
>
>   Coordinator:
>      Operations, Nsi Network  (NNO2)  noc@NSIPO.NASA.GOV
>      (800) 424-9920 (415) 604-0063 (FAX) (415) 604-0063
>
>   domain server
>
>   Record last updated on 07-Nov-97.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>Internet Software Consortium (ISC)
>
>   Hostname: F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 192.5.5.241
>   System: DEC ALPHA running BIND 4.9.5
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Vixie, Paul  (PV15)  paul@VIX.COM
>      +1.650.779.7001 (FAX) +1.650.779.7055
>
>   Domain Server
>
>   Record last updated on 09-Oct-96.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>DOD Network Information Center (DIIS-NS)
>   MS CV-50
>   7990 Boeing Court
>   Vienna, Va 22183-7000
>
>   Hostname: G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 192.112.36.4
>   System: SUN running UNIX
>
>   Coordinator:
>      McCollum, Robert W  (RM584)  bobm@NIC.MIL
>      (703) 821-6214 (FAX) (703) 821-6161
>
>   Root Domain Server
>
>   Record last updated on 21-Apr-97.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>Army Research Laboratory (B)
>   Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD  21005-5066
>
>   Hostname: H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 128.63.2.53
>   System: SUN running UNIX
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Fielding, James L.  (JLF)  jamesf@ARL.MIL
>      (410)278-6829 (410)278-6642 (FAX) (410)278-5077
>
>   Record last updated on 17-Aug-95.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>[No name] (NORDU)
>
>   Hostname: I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 192.36.148.17
>   System: SUN-4/60 running UNIX
>
>   Coordinator:
>      Liman, Lars-Johan  (LL846)  LIMAN@SUNET.SE
>      +46 8 790 65 60 (FAX) +46 8 24 11 79
>
>   Record last updated on 09-Jan-97.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>Network Solutions, Inc. (J)
>   505 Huntmar Park Drive
>   Herndon, VA 22070
>
>   Hostname: J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 198.41.0.10
>   System: ? running ?
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Kosters, Mark A.  (MAK21)  markk@NETSOL.COM
>      (703) 925-6874 (FAX) (703) 742-5427
>
>   Record last updated on 17-Jan-97.
>   Database last updated on 19-Aug-98 04:28:03 EDT.
>
>European Regional Internet Registry/RIPE NCC (K)
>
>   Hostname: K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 193.0.14.129
>   System: ? running ?
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      RIPE NCC  (RIPE-NCC)  ops@RIPE.NET
>      http://www.ripe.net
>Fax- vxt
>
>University of Southern California (L)
>   Information Sciences Institute
>   4676 Admiralty Way
>   Marina del Rey, CA 90292
>
>   Hostname: L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 198.32.64.12
>   System: ? running ?
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Manning, Bill  (WM110)  bmanning@ISI.EDU
>      310-322-8102
>
>WIDE Project (M)
>   5322 Endo Fujisawa 252
>   JAPAN
>
>   Hostname: M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
>   Address: 202.12.27.33
>   System: ? running ?
>
>   Host Administrator:
>      Kato, Akira  (AK3)  kato@WIDE.SFC.KEIO.AC.JP
>      81 466 49 1100
>
>


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Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation - http://www.unir.com









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