Stability of the Internet?
sghosh at cs.stevens-tech.edu
Fri May 18 16:33:01 UTC 2001
Most notions of "stability" are derived from a sense of steady state
reachability or connectedness. The non-ICANN gTLDs create perturbations
in portions of the net by changing the local semantics how to reach
certain destinations. While these perturbations do not spread (due to
policy), difference in the semantics of the perturbed network and the rest
of the net cause a lack of reachability, creating disconnected networks,
which destroy the "stability" of the net.
On Fri, 18 May 2001, Tim Langdell, PhD wrote:
> Yes, I was asking specifically about "stability" (with a request that
> someone perhaps try to explain what that might mean other than a term to
> scare people with) rather than "compatibility". BTW, I don't think ".house"
> is a New.net TLD ;-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ken harris." <ken at boii.com>
> To: "Tim Langdell, PhD" <langdell at technologist.com>
> Cc: <nanog at merit.edu>
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 8:31 AM
> Subject: Re: Stability of the Internet?
> > >There has been much talk of the introduction of new TLDs -- either new
> > >ICANN/DoC ones or those of the likes of New.Net -- affecting the
> > >of the Internet. And yet so far on all the lists, not just this one, I
> > >not seen a single example of how the "stability" would or could be
> > >by such introductions. Can anyone give me even one example?
> > it's not the stability. it's more the compatibility.
> > there's a large difference between the icann and new.net tld's
> > which are being introduced. to be blunt, everyone (okay, not
> > everyone) uses the same root servers to identitfy what zones
> > to serve. i'd be suprised to see if anyone had any issues with
> > the introduction (besides the heinous registration lottery) of the
> > icann accredited tlds, it's more of an issue with new.net when your
> > customer can't email his girlfriend at lolita at whore.house because
> > you're not serving dot house.
> > but please, if this thread continues, maybe let's stay on topic
> > of the operational sense (if there are stability issues) and not
> > relive the new.net threads of the past (compatibility).
> > >Tim
> > -ken harris.
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