[discuss] rootservers

Elisabeth Blanconil info at vgnic.org
Mon Feb 24 17:30:57 UTC 2014

At 17:23 24/02/2014, Patrik Fältström wrote:
>On 2014-02-24 17:13, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> > A country that gets 1 root server commissioned could generate a big
> > event which can inturn challenge internet users, govts, businesses etc
> > in the economy to act-up and become active in the naming world. So my
> > summary is, it feels good when you think you own something ;).
>Anyone that want a root server can contact many of the root server
>operators, including Netnod, that are happy to deploy one or many in
>your country. We have all different models for how this is done. We
>(Netnod) locate root servers at neutral IX:es, and co-locate with the
>TLDs that we run DNS for (mainly ccTLDs). Other root servers do things

At 18:02 24/02/2014, Patrik Fältström wrote:
>In many countries there where multiple ISPs that did not exchange
>traffic with each other within the country itself. All of the ISPs had
>their own back-haul to Miami in the US.

This why we think that the HomeRoot project 
experimentation is a project for developing 
countries for daily operations. However, it is 
also an experimentation for developed and even 
sophisticated countries because it is then a 
matter of security and defense. One cannot trust 
and invest in a vital systems that can die of remote TTL.

This being said, what is the proper e-mail, 
procedure, needs and costs involved in setting-up a root server?
Patrik you should make the Nordunet proposition 
listed among the topics of the next AIS meeting in Djibouti end of may?


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