ISC, TOP-IX and CSP Install Root Nameserver in Torino, Italy
Redwood City, CA --
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and TOP-IX have installed a new F-root nameserver in Torino, Italy. The new server was deployed in co-operation with TOP-IX, the Torino-Piemonte Internet Exchange and CSP , the Information-and-Communication-Technology Research Centre in the Piemonte region.
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated "We are happy to be installing a new F-root in Italy, providing a better service for a particularly central part of the European Internet, where many key Italian infrastructure is located."
Rodolfo Boraso, CSP, who coordinated the project working with Alessandro Avidano, CSP, declared, "We are pleased to offer you our help improving the reliability of the Internet. These servers deliver impor tant benefits directly to Internet Service Providers in Turin and the neighbouring areas, but they also have sign ificant impact worldwide." ISC continues to deploy new F-root nameserver sites around the globe enhancing Internet response times in ke y regions and increasing the resilience of the Internet Root nameserver system to malicious attacks. ISC has plans to con tinue deployment of additional F-root sites during 2006, in co-operation with local sponsors.
The new server will store a series of information for identifying servers for domain names, for example '.', '.com' or '.it'. This information is necessary for further resolution of URLs, email addresses and other types of Inte rnet transactions.
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public benefit corporation with a long history of developing and maintaining the production quality Open Source software -- BIND and DHCP. ISC has increased its focus to include enhancing the stability of the global DNS directly through reliable F-root nameserver operations and ongoing operation of a DNS crisis coordination center, ISC's OARC for DNS. ISC is also engaged with further protocol development ef forts, particularly in the areas of DNS evolution and facilitating the transition to IPv6. ISC is supported by the donations of generous sponsors, program membership fees and specific fees for services. For program or donation informati on, please visit our website at www.isc.org
The TOP-IX consortium is the Internet exchange point for the Italian North West region. It's a non-profit o rganization and represents a convergence point between public agencies, commercial businesses and research institutions. TO P-IX's members include Telco's, TIER 1 ISP's, Local ISP's, ASP's, Local Government, Research & academy, Banks, Manufacturer s, Broadcasters (SAT - DTT). Among the European Internet Exchange, Top-IX has some key differentiators such as being open t o all the Internet operators worldwide (in particular to those providing new technologies/services that can help promo ting the use of Internet and broadband); being geographically distributed on the territory (this is in accordance with one o f the main activities declared in the consortium statute: create the infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of traff ic between members); and being involved in developing and promoting innovation projects on services and technologies to widen the acceptance of broadband Internet.
CSP: "CSP - Innovazione nelle ICT" is the innovation and research structure within Piedmont's public authori ties. Its partners include: Torino Polytechnic, Torino University of Studies, Torino City Council, CSI-Piedmont, Torin o Employers' Association, Confindustria Piedmont, AEM Torino. CSP has more than 70 research and development contracts fo r more than 25 public and private bodies each year. In 2005, CSP took part in a network of international projects, with mo re than 50 partners in 19 European and non-European countries.
CSP for Public Authorities includes applied research programmes on schools, companies and the region in gene ral. CSP is developing integration applications for the private sector in partnership with leading telecommunications op erators such as ASTRA, EUTELSAT and Vodafone.
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