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Re: Statements against new.net?

  • From: Simon Higgs
  • Date: Wed Mar 14 17:26:07 2001

At 01:23 PM 3/13/01 -0500, you wrote:

To be
precise, what is your response to this, the second paragraph of the
document?

   Put simply, deploying multiple public DNS roots would raise a very
   strong possibility that users of different ISPs who click on the same
   link on a web page could end up at different destinations, against
   the will of the web page designers.
Here it is, a proposed supplement to RFC2826:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-higgs-root-defs-00.txt

It's called "cat herding". :-) The short answer is that there's a far better chance of coordinating the alt.roots into a single unified root, than suffering the consequences of a permanent and very real root fragmentation by ignoring them.



Best Regards,

Simon

--
DNS is not a sacred cow that cannot be replaced by something better.






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