[dns-operations] The (very) uneven distribution of DNS root servers on the Internet

paul vixie paul at redbarn.org
Wed May 16 06:04:42 UTC 2012

On 5/15/2012 11:56 PM, David Conrad wrote:
> ... In the context of this blog posting, I personally think having
> folks (ISPs in particular) pre-fetch/mirror the root zone in their
> caches is the right answer to pretty much any useful definition of
> "fair and equitable" related to serving the root zone :-).

now that i've been reminded that the SOA timers are shorter than the
update frequency and that no NOTIFY is required for up-to-date stealth
slave service; and now that the root is signed, making it unlikely that
stealth copies will be amended or that their namespaces will be
overloaded with other stealth slaves... i agree with drc here. let's
start encouraging widespread stealth slavery for the root zone.

"I suspect I'm not known as a font of optimism." (VJS, 2012)

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