Re: Assange and NSA
On 2014-06-01, Bzzz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> There are 13 root servers, all over the world. Root servers are
>> owned by various organizations and managed by ICANN. The US
>> Department of Commerce has nothing to do with them.
> No, there are hundreds of them.
Root server addresses
As of February 2013, there are 13 root name servers specified, with
names in the form letter.root-servers.net, where letter ranges from A
to M. This does not mean there are 13 physical servers; each operator
uses redundant computer equipment to provide reliable service even if
failure of hardware or software occurs. Additionally, nine of the
servers operate in multiple geographical locations using a routing
technique called anycast addressing, providing increased performance
and even more fault tolerance.