Net Security Gets Root-Level Boost

http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/32116.html

-Hank

F actually has 16 nodes live right now, not 12 as it says in the article; a couple came live in the last week or two. There's a complete list at <http://f.root-servers.org>.

The resilience of the infrastructure against denial-of-service attacks is one important aspect of the security of the DNS. The fact that there's still no reliable and widely-deployed way to authenticate answers received in response to queries also probably deserved a mention.

It's vaguely amusing that "anycast" is becoming a marketing buzzword.

Joe