On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 10:34:06PM -0700,
kent crispin <kent(_at_)songbird(_dot_)com> wrote
a message of 32 lines which said:
In fact, if everybody started using one of the alternate roots, it
would simply collapse.
You're mixing "the network of root servers" with "the root"
(Doc/NTIA). The first is a delicate engineering achievment and is not
easy to replace. The second one is just a desk with two civil
There is heavy duty infrastructure, both human and physical,
So, I would rephrase Anthony G. Atkielski's thought experiment:
If every root name server operator switches to an "alternate root"
tomorrow, then the "real root" won't matter.
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