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An Approach for Increasing Root And TLD DNS Servers

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author 森下泰宏
Last updated 2004-07-19
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Currently, it is thought that the maximum number of DNS servers for a zone is 13. In fact, current root and some TLD zones have 13 DNS servers. But this is not enough for DNS stability and robustness especially root and/or TLD server, therefore, IP anycast [Hardie, 2002] is introduced on some root servers. This draft proposes an another approach for increasing of DNS server hosts without changing DNS protocol by using 'multiple-addresses per host' method. And this draft also considers what is the most suitable number of the IP addresses for one DNS server name.



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