Root server cannot be a forwarder?

April xiaoxia2005a at
Mon Oct 23 14:39:33 UTC 2006

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 07:24:48PM -0700,
>  April <xiaoxia2005a at> wrote
>  a message of 18 lines which said:
> > Ever built a DNS server and set up your own namespace at home, or
> > anywhere?  you can use either BIND, or Windows DNS, or some other
> > DNS implementation.  Then you can set a root, and top level domains
> > like fruit. and vegetable. and then second level domains,
> > apple.fruit., orange.fruit., eggplant.vegetable., tomato.vegetable.,
> > etc.
> Every first-year student in computer science did that, on its home
> Ubuntu PC :-) And Barry is right, he can call his PC a "root name
> server" after that. But, besides learning DNS or distracting the
> student, what's the point of it?

Another comment, .. a graduate from Computer Science doesn't qualify a
person undersands DNS .. similarly, graduated from MIT, may qualify a
person being smart, but not necessarily intelligent.

This is a BIND list and is not an exclusive club for people speaking
terminolgies.  People comes here for helps and for discussions, and
should not be intimidated by some old dewellers.

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