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    Where is the coverage of the broken Root Servers ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday April 17 2004, @08:46AM (#13401)
    Where is the coverage of the broken Root Servers ?

    ICANN does not seem to be paying attention to what the Root Server operators have been doing.

    The any-casting of the Root Servers creates operational problems. Where are the stability and security people ? Are they silent because they never speak out about internal ISOC-backed decisions ? Are ICANN-watchers uneducated about how the Internet and DNS work ?
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    Where is the coverage of the broken Root Servers ? by Anonymous
    Re:Where is the coverage of the broken Root Server
    by KarlAuerbach on Saturday April 17 2004, @11:11AM (#13402)
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    Please be specific. I have not observed any problems based on anycast. That does not mean that there are not possible or actual problems.

    But you have to be specific about the problems otherwise it is hard to give credence to your claim.

    As for ICANN and the root servers - ICANN has done literally nothing about them.

    That's why I feel that a root server oversight body needs to be established and empowered to enter into clearly binding service contracts (none of this weasel wording about "memorandums of understanding" junk) with those who wish to run a root server. If, after a reasonable time, a root server operator refuses to sign, then they shold be removed from the hints and from the NS records that define the root zone, to be replaced by a pointer to someone who will agree to operate according to established service levels.
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