[LINK] Internet II Project
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 21:18:21 +1100
On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:58:59 +1100, Tom Worthington wrote:
> At 04:23 22/03/02, Patrick Corliss wrote:
> >... Internet2, led by over 190 U.S. universities working in partnership ...
> Australian Universities and research organisations are also involved.
> AARNet ran a Internet2 Workshop in Sydney last October and some of the
> presentations are available on-line:
Thank you for your kind reply. Unfortunately I haven't got PowerPoint so I
can't get to read the presentations :(
I presume I didn't pick this link up from google because I searched for
"Internet II" and "Internet 2" but not "Internet2" (without a space) !!!
What I was trying to tease out, if anyone knows, is whether Internet 2 is
really a second internet or is it just a high-speed VPN? In other words, does
Internet 2 have a separate root server galaxy in the same way that an
alternate root might?
Until now, all of the alternate root people *include* the ICANN root zone data
in their root zone files (with the exception of .biz and .info both of which
are seen as colliders). It is possible for somebody to set up a completely
independent system of root servers without including any of the other legacy
TLDs (viz the gTLDs and the ccTLDs)?
Should this occur, it would, in my view, represent a fracture of the internet
into two incompatible systems neither of which would recognise each other.
Would that mean that a user would need two separate browsers, each pointing to
a different name server?
And would each internet run their own IP addressing system?
I'd appreciate any comments from people who are technically savvy to
understand what this Internet 2 means. And/or what the implications of a real
Internet 2 might be.