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Re: URGENT! Root Servers not updated
As I understand it (and I really don't so you should stop reading now...) the purpose of locking down the zone files (or whatever) is not necessarily a power grab by NSI, but rather a move to protect the people and information who appear in that database (or whatever) from otherwise nefarious miscreants. Folks who want the file will simply have to register for it. I believe information generally wants to be free, but there may be a good business, technical and socially acceptable case for asking users of the database to identify themselves. Also, it's possible NSI got ahead of themselves and locked stuff up before handing out the keys. What with the move and power grid failures in Herndon, anything's possible. -- JMC On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, Gordon Cook wrote: > has the basic problem that paul vixie complained about been solved? > > I called a knowledgable source last night. That person was aware of the > change and said that the proper IANA people had been informed in advance > and had (he thought) not disagreed. the change he believed was not for any > of the reasons that paul feared. On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Paul A Vixie wrote: > The message below was one of several that came to me today. Apparently, > when NSI changed the FTP access controls recently for the COM, ORG, EDU, > and NET zones, they also disallowed zone transfers from the "A" name > server to most of the other name servers.