Re: DNS: DNS Governance

Re: DNS: DNS Governance

From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1§>
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 06:29:40 +0100
Rick and all,

Rick Welykochy wrote:

> I requested:
> > ] Can anyone on this list give a reasonabley detailed summary
> > ] of current DNS governance in the following areas?
> David Keegel wrote:
> > Maybe I can give you something to keep you going in the mean-time.
> >
> > ] 1. the current so-called legacy ROOT
> David,  Thanks for your lengthy and informative reply.
> Certainly enough here for me to chew on for awhile.
> > Is ``legacy'' is meant as a joke or is this just lifted from some
> > propaganda?  I'm not sure if I find it funny or derogatory (or both).
> Adam Todd wrote:
> "Hopefully they aren't missing out on anything once they choose to use
>  AIRSC [sic], in fact they will gain a few things that aren't available
>  via the Legacy Servers.
>  As to what will happen, well in the future, the legacy followers might
>  jsut [sic] be that - a dying bread of legacy users.
>  Guess that's why they are called LEGACY."
> I had made the mistake of assuming Adam's terminology was
> in wide-spread use on this list, particularly because of
> the volume of postings he has made in the last week [some
> 110 postings since 14/5/98 - surely a record for dns?]
> Without any offence intended, in future when I use the term DNS,
> I hope that it is understood that I refer to the 'legacy'
> DNS system, rooted in * And when I refer
> to 'alternate DNS' I mean just that. [reminds me of a Monty
> Python sketch ... but that would be abit too off topic]
> > As long as all ISPs recognise that domains granted through a hierarchy
> > leading back to the IANA at the top are valid, then DNS customers can
> > expect other people on the Internet to be able to resolve their domain
> > as long as it was approved through this chain of authority back to IANA.
> > Of course some ISPs may choose to recognise other hierarchies as well.
> Makes perfect sense to me ;)
> I conclude that as long as IANA's hierarchy is honoured,
> those who choose can enhance, tack-on or otherwise seek
> to 'improve' their DNS service. Here's a big clap for
> AURSC in trying to do just that for the eight or so ISPs
> in Australia that have gone the alternate route. Good on
> ya, cobbers!

  You know Rick that both systems can be recognized at the same time.
I hope that is not too difficult a concept for you.

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Jeffrey A. Williams
DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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Received on Sat May 23 1998 - 23:50:11 UTC

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