@ On Wed, 7 May 1997, Jim Fleming wrote:
@ > Imagine that the board can be arranged so that
@ > the servers that are "nearest" to each other are
@ > near each other on the board. If you pick any
@ > square on the board, it has exactly 8 neighbors
@ > assuming the board wraps at the edges and is
@ > really mapped to a sphere.
@ When you wrap the edges of a chessboard, it maps to a torus, *NOT* a
@ > 1. Develop a MERGED list of ALL of the Top Level
@ > Domains that are used any where in the world by
@ > any TLD Registry and limit the list to 2,048 names.
@ Who will develop this list?
Maybe the ISP/C could take this on as a project
and keep a running list on their web site.
@ How will these people be chosen?
First-come, first-serve...?...I do not think there
are close to 2,048 TLDs with registries.
@ What criteria will they use to limit their list?
@ > 4. Deploy 8 Root Name Server Confederations
@ > of 8 servers each and figure out the optimal
@ > arrangement on an 8 by 8 grid based on network
@ > connections.
@ Internet topology is too complex to map to an 8 by 8 grid.
These are just Root Name Servers...
expanding from 9 legacy servers to 64
seems like a step in the right direction.
If you like, just have 8 rows of 8.
A Confederation can be a single row.