An Open Letter To The Linux Enthusiasts. 17404
On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 17:51:48 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch
The real question is why in hell you think there would need to be an entire data center dedicated to serving DNS for a the relative handful of zones that Microsoft has.
Yes, they get a lot of queries, but that's more a bandwidth issue than a size-of-the-iron issue.
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Ralph Go ahead and post something better. What are you afraid of when you clip the part where I acknowledge that I don't call it representative of the internet as a whole? Outside of myself...
Or, you could not be an idiot and put a couple of redundant machines at each of, say, a dozen co-lo centers in different parts of the world. Those places have fat pipes to the major peering points, backup power, A-C, and physical security already provided.
It isn't so much the cost (i.e. there is no way in hell this costs "billions of dollars" as you said, unless you think MS is going to lay their own fiber between cities), or the technical difficulty, but the logistics of it.
I've been using Linux Audio since 1997. What's the problem
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So farming it out is easier and pretty cost-effective, even if you don't save "billions". Akamai is a good choice, there are others, but I kind of doubt that any of them use Windows to serve DNS. Why would they do that? Windows costs more and brings pretty much no benefit over Linux or FreeBSD for this task.
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