[dns-operations] What is the most pressing need for DNS these days?

Kurt Erik Lindqvist kurtis at kurtis.pp.se
Wed Jun 28 08:07:07 UTC 2006

On 27 jun 2006, at 18.03, Edward Lewis wrote:

> (http://ops.ietf.org/lists/namedroppers/namedroppers.2006/ 
> msg00731.html)
> DNAME is one proposed tool to 'solve' internationalized domain names
> (IDN).  Not a firm decision, but in preparation the defining document
> of DNAME (RFC 2672) has holes and needs to be fixed.
> The comment that the IETF ought to stick to the important stuff first
> stuck with me.  So I want to ask, in an operational setting, what is
> the important work needed for DNS?
> Is DNSSEC more or less important than progress on IDN, for example?
> Has DNSSEC been worked into the ground so long that time has passed
> it by?  What about security concerns in general?  What's a pain in
> the protocol that can be overcome?

I actually think you are asking two questions. From an operational  
POV I would say that DNSSEC is the most important part. From an  
overall view, I would say that IDN is the most important part. Note  
that DNS is a lot more than operations theses days. For good and bad.

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