The Web Dentist

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 25 May 1999 15:58:43 -0700

No wonder the Web's so slow. All those AOL users trying
to find So we find out that the reason the
Web's so slow isn't the bandwidth, it's the naming doesn't
scale all that well.


Among its useful trivia: Did you know that there are only 13 "root name
servers" in the world, serving all 150 million people using the Internet?

A root server is a computer that holds the routing information for the
Internet's naming system. It allows your computer to connect with the
computer hosting, for example, all the pages. It's like an
electronic directory.