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Re: g.root-servers.net - U.S. DoD Network Information Center
- From: Stephen J. Wilcox
- Date: Sun Jan 26 13:08:54 2003
On Sat, 25 Jan 2003, Jack Bates wrote:
> From: "Sean Donelan"
> > So does anyone know what happened to the US DOD NIC during this event?
> > They provide one of the root servers, but they disappeared off the net
> > for much of this event.
> My personal opinion, though it doesn't account for much, is that they were
> testing out the new ways one can serve DNS from a MS-SQL database. Then
> again, they could just be smart and be paranoid. If I had a private network
> where security was required to be high, I'd have pulled the plug until the
> storm was over. Why take chances?
You are host to one of the Internet's root DNS servers and you pull the plug
when things go a bit hairy on you.
Even for a hosting company I'd not be happy if I was a customer and they
shutdown the whole of their Internet access because of some problem like this!