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Re: Stability of the Internet?
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 10:07:49 -0400

On Mon, 21 May 2001 15:40:47 EDT, Bruce Campbell <bc () vicious dropbear id au>  said:

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.

Did you mean "127.0.0.1" as "the local nameserver", or did you mean "some
magic to direct it to the same IP as the nameserver is listening on"?

It's quite possible that the nameserver running on the local machine isn't
actually listening on the loopback address.  Of course, in this case,
routing .private to 127.0.0.1 might be considered a feature, not a bug.. ;)

-- 
                                Valdis Kletnieks
                                Operating Systems Analyst
                                Virginia Tech

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