RE: New Root Name Servers

@ Jim, I really have to ask.
@
@ Doesn't acknowledging them as TRUE root name servers serve as little more
@ than fodder for The Man's giant propoganda machine? By referring to them
@ as TRUE nameservers, aren't you just lending those bastards at the IANA et
@ al. more credibility? After all, a noted net.koo^H^H^Hpersonality such as
@ yourself must be careful which labels he gives institutions on the
@ network. Others are surely likely to modify their estimation thereof in
@ light of your opinions, are they not? I know I sure have been.
@
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@ Todd Graham Lewis Mindspring Enterprises tlewis@mindspring.com
@
@
@

The people on the NANOG list seem to have missed
much of the action for the past few months. I am not
sure that can be quickly solved.

TRUE Root Name Servers are Root Name Servers
that do not also do double-duty as TLD Name Servers.
The AlterNIC, Root 64, Root 128 and other movements
pioneered the notion of TRUE Root Name Servers. The
IANA and Network Solutions, Inc. are trying to play
catch up.

The U.S. Government via their NSF/InterNIC has been
actively blocking the development of competing TLD
registries by preventing companies from having entries
in the Root Name Servers they operate. There is now
a process in place to make sure this changes. I am
sure you are going to see a lot of press about it starting
tomorrow. (Today is a government holiday)

As shown here on the NANOG list, people falll in line
behind the U.S. Government and do what they tell
them to do. Some people at the NSF would like people
to think they are not involved. That is clearly not the
case, Dr. George Strawn of the NSF is chair of the
FNC and he was also a member of the IAHC.

For companies that need to clearly show that the
U.S. Government is standing in the way of progress,
it is important to establish that an important group
like NANOG follows the orders of the U.S. Government
via the NSF/InterNIC. That was recently confirmed.
If you like, you can probably do a survey.

There is a little more than one year left on the
InterNIC contracts with AT&T and Network Solutions, Inc.
There is a lot of work to be done. Clearly, the next
steps are to get IN-ADDR.ARPA in order. It is
currently a mess. That would be a good challenge
for NANOG to address.

In <01BC1CE4.1C6C1DA0@webster.unety.net>,

The U.S. Government via their NSF/InterNIC has been
actively blocking the development of competing TLD
registries by preventing companies from having entries
in the Root Name Servers they operate.

Indeed, the US Government has been actively conspiring with Paul
Vixie, the IAHC, the U.N., the World Bank, and the Freemasons to
quash the AlterNuts, the ROOT{64,128}, and everyone else you'd
care to include in that group. Rumor has it a fleet of black
helicopters is enroute to Toronto to silence Eugene Kashpuref
(and to drop Bob Allisat in the nearest river). For verification
of all of this, see the seekrit encrypted instructions on the
back of the nearest Federal highway sign.

(Fnord.)

Code-Z authenticate.

Code-Z authenticate!

Michael, you have failed to authenticate in the proper manner.
You have leeekd sekrit senstiv blaq haqr no-how to the lamerz.

You will be terminated. The helicopters have been instructed
to remove you and the rest of them.

Ehud, speaking for the cabal.
(That's the One TRUE Cabal-64 btw)

There is no cabal(tm).

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