Re: [DNS]

Re: [DNS]

From: Kim Davies <kim§>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 18:32:44 +0800
Quoting Josh Rowe on Tuesday February 03, 2004:
| Australia gets own F-root

It's nice news, but I wonder why the unnamed source said it was
"embarrassing" that Australia hadn't had a root server until now. I
don't think that is at all a fair characterisation, indeed - anycasting
roots is a new phenomenon and there are very good reasons why there
hasn't been any kind of "root" until now.

Besides, the impact of not having one in Australia is overblown -
the vast majority of resolutions never hit the root servers. "Until
now, each packet of internet data from Australia has found its
destination with information gleaned from an offshore server." What an

With this, and another strange quotes in recent articles (e.g. that
there is no technical reason why there wasn't any more than 13 root
servers named in the root), it would be nice if some people from
our industry were quoted occassionally, rather than generic "Internet

Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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