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Re: {f,i,k}.root-servers.net anycast instances deployed in India

  • From: Steve Gibbard
  • Date: Fri Aug 26 12:40:44 2005

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

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

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1211092.cms

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 ..
Interesting how these myths pop up...

As of a few weeks ago there were 97 root server instances listed on www.root-servers.org, so this presumably brings it up to 100 unless there were more deployments that I've missed in the last few weeks.

Of those, the countries that each have two root servers are:

Canada
Spain
France
Switzerland
Sweden
Finland
UAE
Hong Kong
Indonesia
New Zealand
South Africa

So that's 22 root servers. The other 78 are in countries that either have only one or more than two.

The two in Johhannesburg are the only two in Africa. South America has only one in the entire continent.

-Steve




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