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Re: News of ISC Developing BIND Patch
> I trust your assessment of the DNS techs. But what about [their] bosses? the ones i've met in recent years seemed like reasonable people. > They ordered some pretty lumpy things be done with .com and .net. > Given that track record, whats to stop them from ordering [the techs] > from doing something equally lumpy. root zone content is tied up in all kinds of red tape. the root server operators won't modify it in any way; we publish only what we get from iana. iana and verisign and the united states department of commerce all have to agree on changes to it. imagine a "mexican standoff" with three people and six guns. with the ietf/iab as referee and scorekeeper, and the rootops as an interested audience. ("entertain me!") i'll say it again. nothing that happens in dot-com or dot-net has any relevance at all to the root zone, or to the root server operators.