[dns-operations] Karl Auerbach on adding 'millions' more TLD - what do folks think about the operational impact?

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Wed Jan 10 20:36:54 UTC 2007

> > 	Bugs happen. Not deploying something because there is a
> > 	bug in one platform is ridiculous especially when there is
> > 	a fix available.
> and yet, for many years everyone else had to speak "transfer-format
> one-answer" (as it was later called) because of bugs in BIND4.  i'm
> afraid that microsoft's installed base is too large for the DNAME
> community to just ignore.  if putting a resource behind a DNAME will
> make it invisible/unreachable to the average microsoft user, then we
> are s-o-l on any plans that depend on DNAME.

	The installed base of broken server isn't that large.  It's on
	a relatively unpopular windows version.  Microsoft could fix
	this at anytime they want by releasing the patch via Windows /
	Microsoft Update.  While this won't get all the machines fixed
	it will get the vast majority of them fixed.

	There was no such update mechanism for BIND 4.  Today there
	is.  Just about all OS's support a over the net mechanism
	for distributing fixes.  Even BIND 4 was fixed to accept
	many-answer responses.

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