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Tower of Babbel

  • From: Joseph T. Klein
  • Date: Tue Mar 06 19:02:31 2001

DNS "binds" the Internet together. I would contend that
splitting "." is a very dangerous thing to do.

This type of action *will* turn the Internet into a
Tower of Babbel.

So what good is the browser plugin to my mail server?
How about my web cache?

Karyn Ulriksen wrote:

I wonder how many unsophisticated network operators are going to give up the
existing root server infrastructure for this obviously problematic layer:

;
.                       3600000         IN      NS      ns1.newdotnet.net.
ns1.newdotnet.net.      3600000         IN      A       206.132.100.43
;
.                       3600000         IN      NS      ns2.newdotnet.net.
ns2.newdotnet.net.      3600000         IN      A       64.209.213.126
;
.                       3600000         IN      NS      ns3.newdotnet.net.
ns3.newdotnet.net.      3600000         IN      A       209.151.233.13
;

yeah.  I want to rely on three root level name servers.  Really, I do! I do!
Can't we knock off some of the root servers like the one at MIT or
something?  Besides, I'm certain that idealabs! has much better experience
in creating scalable nameserver systems than Vix, etc. <cough>

The stub config is interesting, though. Maybe run it until ICANN figures out
what they are going to do.  Since the users pay the bills for the most
part...

K



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Joseph T. Klein                                 +1 414 915 7489
Senior Network Engineer                         jtk@titania.net
Adelphia Business Solutions        joseph.klein@adelphiacom.com

 "... the true value of the Internet is its connectedness ..."
                                        -- John W. Stewart III






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