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Re: Stability of the Internet?
From: Bruce Campbell <bc () vicious dropbear id au>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 15:40:47 +1000 (EST)


On Fri, 18 May 2001, Eric A. Hall wrote:

There is some (as yet unpublished) research data that says ~20% of the
queries currently going to the root servers are for invalid TLDs (as setup
by .private internal operators). Endorsing the use of private domains will
make this much worse.

There was some mention (cue bill) at the last IETF about an endorsement of
'.int' for internal networks by some insert-dns-clueless-company-here.
which of course sends (significant?) unwanted traffic towards the .int
nameservers.  

A better step would be to thoroughly endorse .private or similar, and have
the distributed root.hints file point it back to the local nameserver, so
such dns traffic does not end up on the cruel and heartless internet.

Of course, lack of clue when setting up internal networks will always
happen (such as allowing those queries out, or not setting up a correct
private tree off your regular domain etc etc).

--==--
Bruce.

IMHO of course ;)



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