[dns-operations] F Root question

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Wed Jan 14 16:48:16 UTC 2009

At 8:27 -0800 1/14/09, Chris Cowherd wrote:

>What functions do the global servers perform that the local ones do not.
>I.e., what is the functional difference between the two? "

I believe it's primarily routing...at a global node, you'd have 
globally reaching transit provider(s).  At a local node, the routing 
advertisement has a limited topological scope.  If a local node's 
routing adverts disappear, the users of that node will then choose a 
route to a global node.

...oh another difference might be in the load they are prepared to handle.
Edward Lewis
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