Spain was offline

Martin Hannigan hannigan at
Fri Sep 1 06:11:42 UTC 2006

 >Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 08:50:29 -0400
 >From: Joe Abley <jabley at>
 >Subject: Re: Spain was offline

[ SNIP ]

 >You seem to be suggesting that ISPs run stealth slaves for these
 >kinds of zones. This may have been a useful pointer for ISPs in days
 >gone by, but I think today it's impractical advice.

How so? Anyone can get a zone and turn up [a-m] on-net
and outperform (response and uptime) many of the existing
instances of root servers. I'm quite confident it would work
as designed.

Where's Dean Anderson when you need him?


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