quietly....

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sun Feb 13 11:56:50 CST 2011


On 2/3/11 12:59 PM, David Conrad wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2011, at 5:35 AM, Jack Bates wrote:
>> You missed my pointed. Root servers are hard coded, but they aren't
>> using a well known anycast address.
> 
> Actually, most of the IP addresses used for root servers are anycast
> addresses and given they're in every resolver on the Internet,
> they're pretty well known...
> 
> Of course, one might ask why those well known anycast addresses are
> "owned" by 12 different organizations instead of being "golden"
> addresses specified in an RFC or somesuch, but that gets into root
> server operator politics...

there are perfectly valid reasons why you might want to renumber one,
the current institutional heterogeneity has pretty good prospects for
survivability.

> Regards, -drc
> 
> 
> 





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