DE-CIX Supports Deployment of F-root Servers in Frankfurt
Frankfurt - June 4, 2009 - DE-CIX Supports Deployment of F-root Servers in Frankfurt. ISC has operated the "F" root domain server, one of the 13 Internet root name servers known as A-root through M-root, since 1994.
46 of the world’s root domain servers are F-roots, operated by ISC. If you are perplexed that 46 (the number of F-root servers) is greater than 13 (the number of root name servers), it is important to know that the "anycast" scheme is used to make the 46 servers collectively behave as 1 server.
F-root answers queries on IPv4 on 126.96.36.199, and on IPv6 on 2001:500:2f::f using a hierarchical anycast technique and BIND 9 software.
DE-CIX provides both connectivity and collocation and sponsors server hardware for the redundant F-root server deployment in Frankfurt.
"ISC is extremely happy to deploy an F-root anycast node at DE-CIX, one of the world‘s main exchange points," stated Paul Vixie, President of ISC. "This installation furthers our goal of bringing F-root name service closer to ISPs and end users and increase the network‘s resilience with multiple failover points."
"We are excited to finally see F-root being extended to Frankfurt. ISPs can improve their access to the F-root name server, and the reliability of the DNS in general, by peering with ISC at DE-CIX," says Arnold Nipper, CTO/COO at DE-CIX.
Additionally DE-CIX provides direct access to the I/J/K-root servers, too. Read the entire DE-CIX May Newsletter .
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