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{f,i,k} anycast instances deployed in India

  • From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
  • Date: Fri Aug 26 10:29:31 2005
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... at three NIXI ( - the indian IXP) POPs - Delhi, Bombay
and Madras.

About time too.

There's a fourth metro in India - Calcutta, which is the capital of a
state that has one of two democratically elected communist governments
in the world, by the way - the other being the Indian state of Kerala.

[and the party in power in Calcutta is also part of the ruling
coalition in the Indian government].

Now for comments in that admirable institution, the Indian press.

Two things -

> The move will help bring down the cost of accessing Internet in
> India, where the clone root servers have been set up in Delhi, Mumbai
> and Chennai. "Normally, other countries get to host only two such
> services, but we fought hard and got three," said communications and
> IT minister Dayanidhi Maran.

Maran seems to think this is as big an achievement as a kid throwing a
tantrum to get three chocolate bars instead of two, which it is not ..

and, from a post on another mailing list that I read -

> Mr. Paul Wilson, Director General APNIC and Mr. Axel Pawlik, Managing
> Director - RIPE will be in Delhi between 25-26 August 2005 in connection
> with Integration of Internet Root Servers in India.

Ah.  Calcutta left out of the race, and those dreaded foreign
imperialist powers are behind it all.

I confidently expect our friendly comrades in Calcutta will feel duty
bound to call for a general strike (something they were proverbial for
doing at the drop of a hat, till quite recently ...)

Suresh Ramasubramanian (

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