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On 2/3/2011 8:20 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 03/02/2011 14:15, Jack Bates wrote:
>> Is this why the root isn't just using well-known?
> No - that's pretty much the only situation where you have a technical
> requirement to hardcode IP address, and there's basically no way of
> getting around it.
> Besides, it's completely different to having a requirement that all
> locally connected machines should by default send all of their DNS
> requests to a specific address. You're talking about a situation which
> affects only DNS resolvers. I'm talking about something which affects
> all end-user nodes in the world. i.e. much messier problem on a
> completely different scale.

You missed my pointed. Root servers are hard coded, but they aren't 
using a well known anycast address.