This root server
will not only benefit the Bahrain Internet community, but also Internet communities in the surrounding region, in terms of faster domain resolution and increased resilience within the region.
There are 13 logical internet root servers
, each with its own IP address, but five of them have mirrors in other locations to provide redundancy and therefore more security to the internet.
Es como si fuera un sistema en serie en donde, al quitar la operacion de un elemento puede incidir en otra parte de las transacciones, por lo cual 7% de las consultas que se dirijan a los root servers
se perderan cuando falle un DNS.
In Monday's co-ordinated blitz an estimated 6,000 computers worldwide swamped the net's 13 root servers
It is now supposed to take over responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain-name system management, and root server
The process starts by the recursor asking one of these root servers
- for example, the server with the IP address "198.
The UN Internet conference heard reports from five working groups "on topics including everything from domain names to root server
operation to free speech and intellectual property to privacy," reported CNET News.
Also coinciding with the anniversary, today the Internet Software Consortium will announce the formation of an Operations Analysis and Research Center, designed to help root server
operators work together to make the internet more reliable and secure.
But while there was a little minor disruption for some Internet Service Providers, the root server
system remained operational.
Unclear is whether iPOC claims the right to determine who is and who is not a domain-name root server
However, Ted Julian, co-founder of Arbor Networks, a Massachusetts based company which sells software and security appliances saw the root server
attack as 'just another reminder that distributed denial of service attacks remain, arguably, the number one threat we face on the Internet.
AlShirawi continues, "Establishing a root server
in Bahrain makes this country part of the global Internet's critical infrastructure.