root servers

phn at phn at
Wed Dec 11 19:08:07 UTC 2002

Damien SOULIER <damien.soulier at> wrote:
> I have one question and i can't find any answer.
> Why there is only 13 root servers.
> If someone can give me an answer, it will be fine.

-  13 is enough ( there was 11 some years ago)
-  13 is pretty much he limit to pack in one answer.

There is no architectural reason for 13, although it
is a reasonable value.

Measurments on rootservers shows that they are no bottleneck, and
they are reasonable spreac acrosss the globe.

> Damien

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