The root nameservers will be replaced August 1st

Steven Schnell schnell at
Wed Jul 17 22:34:19 UTC 1996

You are correct in stating that servers are collocated at the exchange 
points.  However, their collocation and their associated application 
(route database server) are sanctioned by the NSF as part of NSF 
Solicitation 93-52.  It would be a grievous error to assume that any NAP 
operator would want to take on the responsibilities of securing a DNS 
root server, ensure its availability and take the associated hits.  


On Wed, 17 Jul 1996, Avi Freedman wrote:

> > I'm saying that an unofficial body appears to be implementing a system of
> > alternative root nameservers at exchange points. This is what they claim.
> > I want to know if this could be true, i.e. would an XP allow that sort of
> > colo server for starters. This has nothing to do with the official root
> > nameservers whatsoever except that this group wants people to use their
> > root servers rather than the official ones.
> The XPs allow colo servers right now (the RAs).  Such name servers could
> be even run on the RA servers, though I doubt that'd happen :)
> > I also want to know if this placement of servers would have any impact on
> > network operations. Since this list is filled with the people who run
> > XP's and who colocate at XP's and who understand what's going on, I asked
> > this question here.
> > 
> > Michael Dillon                   -               ISP & Internet Consulting
> > Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049
> >             -               E-mail: michael at
> Avi

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