From: Jesse Caulfield [SMTP:jesse () netthink com]
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 1997 10:17 AM
To: Gordon Cook
Cc: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: URGENT! Root Servers not updated
As I understand it (and I really don't so you should stop reading
the purpose of locking down the zone files (or whatever) is not
necessarily a power grab by NSI, but rather a move to protect the
and information who appear in that database (or whatever) from
nefarious miscreants. Folks who want the file will simply have to
I believe information generally wants to be free, but there may be a
business, technical and socially acceptable case for asking users of
database to identify themselves.
Also, it's possible NSI got ahead of themselves and locked stuff up
before handing out the keys. What with the move and power grid
Herndon, anything's possible.
On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, Gordon Cook wrote:
has the basic problem that paul vixie complained about been solved?
I called a knowledgable source last night. That person was aware of
change and said that the proper IANA people had been informed in
and had (he thought) not disagreed. the change he believed was not
of the reasons that paul feared.
On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Paul A Vixie wrote:
The message below was one of several that came to me today.
when NSI changed the FTP access controls recently for the COM, ORG,
and NET zones, they also disallowed zone transfers from the "A" name
server to most of the other name servers.