RE: DNS Evolution Alert

@ Just to be clear for anyone who is actually doing something useful with
@ their time and has not been following the DNS issues, the self styled
@ 'eDNS' is in the process of collapsing and Jim is doing his best to
@ spin-doctor it into an "evolution". I feel sorry for any of the poor souls
@ who actually gave those people money, or worse tried to build a business
@ based on it.
@ ---> Phil


You may want to go back to Biology 101 and take another
peek in that microscope. As you will note, when cells divide
there is a moment of tension and then voila, there are two
identical copies. [Note: the organism does not die when this
occurs, it often becomes stronger.]

If you are following the evolution, you will see that some of the
Registration Authorities (RAs) have decided to fund their own
Root Name Server Confederation. They are independent of the
eDNS Root Name Server Confederation and it appears that
their confederation is going to be called "uDNS".

The evolution of Root Name Server Confederations is very
much like the world of "peering agreements". It is sort of ironic
that everyone involved in this evolution seems to want the
same thing, a stable, viable, and growing Internet. Because
they want to have the freedom to work with the people they
trust and enjoy working with, they can not all subscribe to
a single "party line". As the evolution occurs, the organism
grows stronger.

It is always interesting to see spectators cheering for the
organism to die. Maybe you can explain why you think that
would be better than the current situation.

@ Jim Fleming supposedly said:
@ >
@ >
@ > The success of the DNS experiments that lead to
@ > the commercial deployment of multiple Root Name
@ > Server Confederations has resulted in an increased
@ > awareness and education on the part of network
@ > operators and members of the Registry Industry.
@ >
@ > It should not be surprising or disruptive that this
@ > success will cause the continued growth and evolution
@ > of Root Name Server Confederations. As some of you
@ > may know, the eDNS Root Name Server Confederation
@ > is about to evolve into what appears to be three distinct
@ > Root Name Server Confederations.
@ >
@ > This evolution should increase the number of active Root
@ > Name Server Confederations from 5 to 7. NANOG
@ > subscribers that are following these events may want to
@ > pay careful attention to the operational issues of these
@ > evolutions because the fragile DNS does not always
@ > self-correct.
@ >
@ > One of the benefits of the eDNS evolution is that one
@ > of the new Root Name Server Confederations has
@ > announced that it will take the new BIND 8.1 code
@ > and use it as a base to evolve a new base of software that
@ > can help address many of the lessons learned from the
@ > extensive research done by leading edge, alternative,
@ > DNS advocates.
@ >
@ > Since this research is not funded by the U.S. Government's
@ > National Science Foundation (NSF) it may not be considered
@ > by some to be valid or of any value. No matter where you
@ > stand on that issue, you should at least know that it
@ > exists.
@ >
@ > --
@ > Jim Fleming
@ > Unir Corporation
@ > http://www.Unir.Corp
@ >
@ >
@ >
@ >