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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Jul 9, 2006.
I'd be willing to bet that there are only a handfull of people here that even know there WERE root dns servers.
you da man!
I'm not one of the handfull. Figured there had to be some sort of central type hub but not what it was called or anything.
well its not exactly a central "hub" for the internet. It is for the central hubs for all other dns servers. (DNS = Domain name service).
the internet itself doesn't have any central hub, its just a massive ammount of computers that all hook together in some way shape or form.
the root DNS servers are like the index of the internet, they keep track of every entry for any domain (ex: they tell the internet that coloradok5.com can be found at 126.96.36.199)
Thought that the root servers only knew that if asked about coloradok5.com, they ask godaddy.com (the authoritative server for coloradok5.com), and godaddy.com tells the client that it's 188.8.131.52.
But yeah, they are the lowest level of name-to-number translation of the Internet.
Can't wait for IPv6 -- no way us humans will be able to remember that many numbers =))
pretty much, but they do (AFAIK) keep local cache.
I havn't been to a company yet that uses IPv6. I'm sure somebody does, but I'm out there every day and havn't come across it yet. I thought about using it for my home network, just for fun. I havn't looked latley, is there a plan to migrate... It's been out there since at least the mid-nineties for anyone to use.....
I've also yet to see anyone use IP6.
I'm not sure on migration just yet, but most of the newer linux kermels are IP6 with an IP4 converter built into it.
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