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RE: URGENT! Root Servers not updated
From: Rodney Joffe <rjoffe () genuity net>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 10:33:30 -0700

Slow downn a little...

Apparently Mark Kosters is on vacation... so they're trying to track him
down to get this cleared up (this info gleaned as a result of trying to
deal with Genieweb claiming .com authority :-)


Rodney Joffe
Chief Technology Officer
Genuity Inc., a Bechtel company
http://www.genuity.net



-----Original Message-----
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
now...)
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
people
and information who appear in that database (or whatever) from
otherwise
nefarious miscreants. Folks who want the file will simply have to
register
for it.

I believe information generally wants to be free, but there may be a
good
business, technical and socially acceptable case for asking users of
the
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
failures in
Herndon, anything's possible.

--
JMC


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
the
change and said that the proper IANA people had been informed in
advance
and had (he thought) not disagreed. the change he believed was not
for any
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.
Apparently,
when NSI changed the FTP access controls recently for the COM, ORG,
EDU,  
and NET zones, they also disallowed zone transfers from the "A" name
server to most of the other name servers.


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