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    Re: Are Multiple Roots Outside the Scope of ICANN?
    by Anonymous on Friday June 08 2001, @12:56PM (#773)
    Mutliple roots are mutually exclusive. Period.

    This is a technical function of how the DNS system is designed, and not something that can be decided by ICANN or any other political organisation.

    To get a multiple-root system to work, the DNS protocol must be redesigned. Most people who have run a DNS server for some time, in large scale, do not think this will happen.

    Instead of pursuing your own filthy economical interests I suggest that you try to understand why things work as they do, on a technical level.
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    Re: Are Multiple Roots Outside the Scope of ICANN?
    by SimonHiggs on Friday June 08 2001, @04:08PM (#775)
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    Please see the following internet drafts for the technical details of the alternate roots. Maybe you won't then jump to such false conclusions:

    Alternative Roots and the Virtual Inclusive Root

    Root Zone Definitions
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    Re: Are Multiple Roots Outside the Scope of ICANN?
    by 300baud (service at evesnetwork dot com) on Saturday June 09 2001, @02:13AM (#778)
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    Mutliple roots are mutually exclusive. Period

    My testbed DNS server queries multiple roots and works quite well. Each TLD belongs to a single root and zero collisions.

    The "it can't be done" argument washes almost as well as Mr Lynn's "single point of control" premise.

    ICANN does have authority for the USG A root, but to try and exclude all other roots from existense is nothing more than Microsoft style monopolism.

    Idealism and freedom are not dead on the Internet.

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    Re: Are Multiple Roots Outside the Scope of ICANN?
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Monday June 18 2001, @11:44AM (#896)
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    If multiple roots are mutually exclusive, and you know what you are talking about technically (which I doubt) then please reply to this message by identifying yourself promsing to pay me $50 if you ever claim that other roots will lead to technical instability or otherwise lead to compatibility problems on the Internet.

    Ya can't have it both ways. Either they are "mutually exclusive" and therefore don't effect the ICANN root, or they cause instability. Either/or. Let me know which side you pick as soon as you make up your mind.

    And oh, as for my "filthy economical interests" I'm a university professor.
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