[dns-operations] query dropping vs. returning nxdomain
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Wed Mar 15 16:31:54 UTC 2006
At 20:14 -0800 3/6/06, Matt Ghali wrote:
>Would it generally be considered poor form to drop queries you do
>not want to answer? Perhaps not only queries that would return
>NXDOMAIN, but also queries that maybe administratively you do not
>wish to answer.
There's a difference between "I can't reach you" and "You told me
no." The former leaves the situation in a state of uncertainty.
Uncertain is not a good state for a protocol to be in.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
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