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Re: Assange and NSA

Chris Angelico grabbed a keyboard and wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:57 AM, Jerry Stuckle <jstuckle@attglobal.net> wrote:
>> Once again you don't understand the difference between a single machine and
>> multiple machines acting as a single server for load balancing and hot
>> backups.
>> And by my counting, e-, f-, i-, j- and l-root is five urls, not 19.
> Can I ask please, what is the point of this debate? As anyone who's
> dug into DNS knows, there are thirteen root server names, thirteen
> root server IPv4 addresses, a shade under thirteen IPv6 addresses (I
> think it's eleven at the moment), and (mainly thanks to anycast) lots
> more than thirteen actual responsive servers right near you. And then
> there are non-authoritative caches of (some of) their data in every
> caching resolver around the world, so you quite possibly have partial
> DNS root servers right in your own home. What has this to do with
> control, or the US versus Europe, or Debian?

Great points, well worth discussing on the OFF TOPIC list. :-)



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