Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 11:18 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Internet & Networking The Pirate Bay trial may currently not be going alright, but Peter Sunde, Swedish co-founder of The Pirate Bay, is already working on his next project. Surely spurred by the recent seizures of domains by Big Content the US government, Sunde has unveiled he's working on an open, distributed alternative to ICANN's root server.
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IP address
by Zenja on Tue 30th Nov 2010 11:40 UTC
Zenja
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2005-07-06

The only effect from this move is that a lookup of IP address's will fail if you access one of their domain name servers. You will still be able to access the servers if you enter their IP address directly. Business as usual, I guess.

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RE: IP address
by Laurence on Tue 30th Nov 2010 12:13 in reply to "IP address"
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2007-03-26

The only effect from this move is that a lookup of IP address's will fail if you access one of their domain name servers. You will still be able to access the servers if you enter their IP address directly. Business as usual, I guess.


But then you have to update your own hosts file (unless you plan on memorising IP numbers) and that may prove to be a step too far for all but the nerds.

Plus once you start having everyone manage their own hosts file, you're basically creating a distributed DNS network like the article is driving for, only minus the auto-management that a P2P system would offer.

So it would make sense just to go all-out and automate the whole lot (in my opinion at least)

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