ISP network design of non-authoritative caches

measl at measl at
Sun Nov 18 21:24:02 UTC 2001

On 18 Nov 2001, Paul Vixie wrote:

> nanog at ("John Palmer (NANOG Acct)") writes:
> > The first thing is to change your root cache file to contain
> > ...
> > or the PacRoot servers like ...
> > 
> > So that your customers can see all of the internet and not just what ICANN
> > wants you to see.
> bzeep.  nonsequitur.  there can only be one root zone.  if you change your
> dns configuration to subscribe to something else, then you're off "the internet"
> in a technical sense.  (that some root-looking zones incorporate all icann data
> past present and future is merely a testament to the fact that "the internet"
> means "what the one true official root zone includes", and should not be
> indicative of some kind off odd "value subtraction service" by a root-like zone
> publisher.)

Sorry to burst your reality distortion bubble Paul, but there are a very
large number of us who don't consider ICANN to be either representative of
our best interests, nor the ultimate authority on "the Internet".

J.A. Terranson
sysadmin at

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...

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