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Re: Statements against new.net?
On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote: > On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 11:29:23 PST, Patrick Greenwell said: > > > To be clear I am not arguing the merits of any of these particular > > efforts, but simply that they exist, are operational, and as of yet the > > "Internet" has not come crashing down upon anyones head. > > Yes, and I can run an SMTP server that requires all input to be ROT13 > encrypted, and it won't bring down the Internet. If 2-3% of the sites > ran such SMTP servers, it wouldn't bring down the internet. > > If however, half the servers were ROT13 and half weren't, and the two > did not interoperate, things WOULD start failing. And do you believe that people would simply sit on their hands and lament the lack of interoperability? > If you use one root, everybody agrees what things look like. > > If you use multiple roots, what people will see depends on which root they ask. > > How is this political? "...That one root must be supported by a set of coordinated root servers administered by a unique naming authority."