The root nameservers will be replaced August 1st

Steven Schnell schnell at
Thu Jul 18 00:18:00 UTC 1996

Convenient for some, a headache for others.  Any responsible NAP operator 
would have to either approve the application running on his network or 
shutdown its unauthorized operation.  You know, like disable its 
connection to the exchange point!


On Wed, 17 Jul 1996, Jim Fleming wrote:

> On Wednesday, July 17, 1996 4:51 AM, Tim Salo[SMTP:salo at] wrote:
> <snip>
> @ 
> @ More interestingly, if someone wants to create an alternative set of
> @ root servers, there is no particularly good reason for them to be located
> @ at exchange points, (unless I am confused about what networks are all
> @ about...).  True, servers at exchange points should exhibit greater
> @ availability, but that is probably not the largest challenge faced by
> @ alternative root servers.
> @ 
> These are very good points. I think that the exchange points
> are just convienant co-location sites. Also, in the future, there
> may be other services on those boxes that have not been
> announced yet. It is useful to have the boxes in strategic
> locations in advance of additional changes.
> --
> Jim Fleming
> UNETY Systems, Inc.
> Naperville, IL
> e-mail: JimFleming at

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