[AfrICANN-discuss] A few readings for you..

Pierre Dandjinou dandjinou.pierre at undp.org
Thu Sep 20 01:23:29 SAST 2007


Sep 19, 2007 7:57 AM PST

Internet Standards: How Can the Engineering Community and the Users Meet?

There is currently a discussion going on between Milton
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CircleID/abea1dbde4/92467c46b9/6e8ae4cc0e>  Mueller
and Patrik
Föltström over the deployment of DNSSEC on the root servers. I think the
discussion exemplifies the difficult relation between those who develop
standards and those who use them. On the one hand, Milton points out that
the way the signing of the root zone will be done will have a great
influence on the subjective trust people and nation states will have towards
the system. On the other hand, Patrik states that "DNSSEC is just digital
signatures on records in this database". Both are right, of course, but they
do not speak the same language...
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CircleID/abea1dbde4/92467c46b9/ae2aa75a5e> ›››

By Patrick Vande Walle | Comments: 0 | More Under: icann
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CircleID/abea1dbde4/92467c46b9/dd21dd8193> ,
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CircleID/abea1dbde4/92467c46b9/44cb3f10e7> , policy

Sep 17, 2007 12:43

Sep 16, 2007 4:27 PM PST

Where <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CircleID/abea1dbde4/92467c46b9/104f4b1cab>
are DNS Root Servers? See them on Google Maps

DNS root servers function as part of the Internet backbone, as
explained in Wikipedia, and have come under attack a number of times in the
past -- although none of the attacks have ever been serious enough to
severely hamper the performance of the Internet. In response to some of the
common misconceptions about the physical location and total number of DNS
root servers in the world, Patrik Faltstrom has put
178063&spn=142.883537,288.632813&z=2&om=1>  together a visual map on Google,
pin-pointing the approximate location of each server around the world.
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CircleID/abea1dbde4/92467c46b9/0ec7cda140> ›››

By CircleID Reporter | Comments: 6 | More Under: infrastructure


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