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    Root Servers RIPE Ready to Anycast Too
    posted by michael on Monday February 17 2003, @10:49AM

    Stephane Bortzmeyer posted a note to the GA list noting that "ISC is not the only body to work on anycasting the root name servers". So it won't be just F-Root being mirrored. Rather, in "a matter of weeks" RIPE will be anycasting the K-Root too.

    So what may be the most significant change in the deployment of root server services in years...happens utterly without ICANN.

    Good to be reminded yet again that ICANN's not indispensable. Or even necessary.

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    Old News...
    by CapnB on Monday February 17 2003, @12:57PM (#11172)
    User #3567 Info | http://www.joel.co.uk/
    Dan Karrenberg has been working on anycasting K.root for ages now.

    CTO, CentralNic Ltd. [centralnic.com]

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    Root server operator independence
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday February 17 2003, @02:55PM (#11174)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    Nobody doubts that the operators of the root servers are a group of people who are extremely technically capable and who are working with the highest integrity for the benefit of the Internet.

    What is interesting is that through these anycast decisions the root operators are making it very clear that they are completely independent of ICANN and deal with ICANN only at their own pleasure.

    Which raises the ultimate question - not that this is likely happen in practice, but one does want to know what could happen in exceptional circumstances:

    Could the root server operators, either individually or as a group, chose to use a zone file different from that which is today assembled by the ICANN/NTIA(Dept of Commerce)/Versign triad?

    In other words, nobody has really answered the question posed by Jon Postel's test from several years ago: Who is really in charge?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    A very, very old story
    by isquat on Monday February 17 2003, @03:37PM (#11175)
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    This is a very old story. Icannwatch reported about it already in November 2002 [icannwatch.org]
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