[LINK] Need for an Australian Root Server ?
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:57:14 +1000
I'd agree with Glenn. APNIC (who operate the current root server in the
region, hosted in Japan) considers this issue from time to time. The issue
is to decide if the Asia-Pacific *region* needs another server, and what
the connectivity is in the region, not Australia, which is only a small part
of regional traffic flow.
Root servers do not loadshare by any IP-routing smart method. If you host one
then your global connectivity matters. Right now, global connectivity to
Australia isn't neccessarily good in either reachability, delay or bandwidth
in this respect.
Maybe we'll have one. Maybe it'll be Hong Kong, or Singapore, or Korea. But
it won't be for domestic reasons: it will be regional, traffic ones.
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