2nd Root Server in Europe (fwd)
Keith Mitchell keith at linx.org
Mon Jan 13 22:58:33 CET 1997
Daniel, I've had a number of discussions with Bill Manning to facilitate this, and hosting of this server was again discusssed and endorsed at the LINX meeting today. However, I am rather surprised to hear of the involvement of VBCnet and ISPA - despite Jim regularly attending LINX meetings and being active in LINX mailing lists, he has not mentioned anything about either of these. Normally the ISPA does not concern itself with technical or infrastructure matters. LINX policy, which was endorsed at the two recent IEPG meetings, is that the proposed root server would be in the LINX neutral AS rather than that of any particular member - clearly we welcome VBC's offer of resources, but I am not sure the other LINX members would be quite so supportive of this if they felt one member was being a chance they also might also want. With this qualification LINX remains highly supportive of this proposal and I'll do my best to facilitate it. I will be at the RIPE meeting next Mon and Tue, and hope Jim will be there to clarify any confusion. Keith Mitchell Chairman London InterNet Exchange keith at linx.org PO Box 51 Stamford, PE9 2WF United Kingdom Phone: +44 7000 783797 (fax 783798) Mobile: +44 385 346152 > >To: dns-wg at ripe.net > >Cc: RIPE WG Chairpeople <wg-chairs at ripe.net> > >Subject: 2nd Root Server in Europe > >From: Daniel Karrenberg <Daniel.Karrenberg at ripe.net> > > >I have received an informal query from IANA about RIPE's opinion about > >the placement of a second root name server in Europe at the LINX > >operated by VBCnet. This should be discussed at the next meeting. > >Personally I think that placement at the LINX makes good sense because > >of current network topology. > >On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Jim Dixon wrote: > > >> We will have a server built to Paul Vixie's recommendations some time > >> this week. As he suggests, it will be placed in its own class C on a > >> private LAN segment. This will be on a 100 Mbps port on a router with > >> a 100 Mbps connection to the LINX, the London Internet Exchange, which > >> is the major UK peering point (http://www.linx.net). The LINX is > >> actually attracting a significant number of networks from the continent: > >> we now have one Dutch and two German members, with EBONE talking about > >> joining in December. > >> > >> This proposal has the endorsement of the UK Internet Service Providers > >> Association (http://www.ispa.org.uk), of which I am one of the > >> directors. ISPA is more or less equivalent to the CIX in the US. The > >> machine will be operated by VBCnet, which is an owner/ member of the > >> LINX, and will be, as I said, one hop from the LINX on a 100 Mbps port.
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