TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: How to Shut Down the Net

Re: How to Shut Down the Net

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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 15:15:41 -0500

In article <>, ellis@no.spam says...

> In article <>, mc
> <> wrote:

>> As I understand it, only very recently changed domain addresses would
>> be affected by a temporary failure of the root servers.

> If *all* the root name servers had been taken out, there would have
> been a huge impact. Any domain that wasn't cached by your server
> wouldn't have resolved. But taking them all down isn't an easy task.


And some of us keep our own little IP cache, just in case. Cox's name
servers frequently go down so I've had to resort to that.

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