New Root Name Servers
Paul A Vixie
paul at vix.com
Tue Feb 18 18:21:15 UTC 1997
This slipped through my procmail filter. I've fixed the filter, but I also
choose to waste my time answering it. Note that I have set the reply-to to
the newdom at vrx.net list.
> The people on the NANOG list seem to have missed
> much of the action for the past few months. I am not
> sure that can be quickly solved.
The people on the NANOG list have more important things to worry about.
> TRUE Root Name Servers are Root Name Servers
> that do not also do double-duty as TLD Name Servers.
> The AlterNIC, Root 64, Root 128 and other movements
> pioneered the notion of TRUE Root Name Servers. The
> IANA and Network Solutions, Inc. are trying to play
> catch up.
I beg to differ. Two years before you knew what DNS stood for, I met with
representatives of the IANA and of Network Solutions and described the
problem. We have worked diligently from then 'til now to bring about some
"."-only name servers, and it has required code changes in BIND to make it
work without sending misshapen responses.
I guess, Jim, that you just aren't in the loop. (I can't imagine why not.)
I can't go on. The rest of the message I quoted above is just too bizarre.
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