CISCO DONATES ROUTER TO IXPN

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Cisco Systems Nigeria donates a Cisco 2851 router to the exchange to be used in the deployment of global Root DNS for Nigeria. The need for a Root Name Server is often not readily apparent to the average user as it operates on the backbone of the Internet and is not visible. By being the first in the West Africa to install and operate a Mirror Root Name Server, Nigeria can position herself as the Internet hub for the region. Since Root Name Servers control and organize accessibility to the world’s web sites by referring users to relevant generic and country specific authoritative  The installation of the mirror Root Name Server will ensure users will access web addresses faster and enhance the performance and accessibility of the web servers and mail servers.  It will dramatically enhance the Internet performance; provide robustness and reliability for Nigerian internet users. Internet users in Nigeria will experience faster access to sites and more reliable connection to the Internet; as the mirror of the root name server will physically be collocated at the exchange point. As a value added service, it will attract service providers to join the Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria. The installation of Root DNS will strengthen the root name server network by providing it with more points to deflect malicious attacks on the foundation of the Internet. Finally, it will put the country on the global cyber map and raise our profile as an advanced Internet enabled country.