Root server cannot be a forwarder?
xiaoxia2005a at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 23 14:58:51 UTC 2006
John Hascall wrote:
> > > 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?
> Boy, I hesitate to step into this mess, but...
> There are legitimate reasons to run a "root name server" outside
> of being one of the "ROOT NAME SERVERS". Two which spring to mind
> are Hesiod and NetReg.
Exactly ... there are a lot of enterprises run their own internal roots
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