Stability of the Internet?

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Mon May 21 14:07:49 UTC 2001

On Mon, 21 May 2001 15:40:47 EDT, Bruce Campbell <bc at>  said:

> A better step would be to thoroughly endorse .private or similar, and have
> the distributed root.hints file point it back to the local nameserver, so
> such dns traffic does not end up on the cruel and heartless internet.

Did you mean "" as "the local nameserver", or did you mean "some
magic to direct it to the same IP as the nameserver is listening on"?

It's quite possible that the nameserver running on the local machine isn't
actually listening on the loopback address.  Of course, in this case,
routing .private to might be considered a feature, not a bug.. ;)

				Valdis Kletnieks
				Operating Systems Analyst
				Virginia Tech
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