Robert Allen

Based in Sweden




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Rob has been working in the Internet industry for 20 years including almost a decade at the RIPE NCC. He holds degrees from Cambridge University and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. He is currently working as a Product Marketing Manager at Netnod.

• Reply to Stéphane Bortzmeyer on How to Ensure Robust DNS Services for the Public Sector by Robert Allen

“Interesting and timely since, in the last two weeks, at least five domains of important public services in France have been down. At least four of them had poor DNS hosting (only two unicast authoritative name servers, sometimes in the same physical location). My report (in French):”

Thanks Stéphane. As you say in your report, when it comes to DNS you can’t put your eggs in one basket. Redundancy (multiple authoritative anycast servers across multiple geographic regions) is crucial. Unless you want some nasty surprises!

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