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Re: Server snags
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Server snags put domains in limbo
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
September 17, 1998, 5:05 p.m. PT
Re: For the past two days, a high-level network latency problem has left
many new and updated domain name registrations in limbo, a spokesman for
Network Solutions has confirmed.
"Postel blamed the congestion on the overall increase in traffic on the
Internet and the greater size of the files being transmitted. He said the
lag is occurring "because machines are busier than they used to be or files
are taking longer to be transmitted."
But Network Solutions instead attributed the problem to human ("operator")
error, but said the problem has yet to be identified. Christopher Clough, a
spokesman for Network Solutions, said that the inherent "volunteer" nature
of how the entire system is operated may have been the cause.
"Network Solutions is under contract with the U.S. government, and employs
volunteers to operate many of its systems, said Clough."
"Paul Vixie, whose Redwood City, California-based Vixie Enterprises manages
1 of the 13 root servers, sees the situation differently.
"There are 13 servers, 4 have been current in recent days, 9 haven't been
current in recent days," said Vixie. "Do you think 9 of 13 have left for