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

paul vixie paul at redbarn.org
Fri May 18 03:32:51 UTC 2012

On 5/17/2012 6:28 PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On May 16, 2012, at 6:16 PM, paul vixie wrote:
>> the problem is, people want to do this, and there's no stopping them, so
>> we should roll with it. encourage it, describe the best practices, make
>> measurement and telemetry work, etc. (note, i'm not going to go into why
>> people want this, or whether they should want this.)
> Well, why didn't you say so? :-)
> Just to put a stake in the ground, is this the problem statement people agree with:
> Some ISPs want to act like root servers, so the root server operators should help those ISPs do so.

absolutely not. the problem statement could not be further from the
above misunderstanding.


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

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