[dns-operations] Delegation to IPs?
roy at dnss.ec
Tue Mar 13 12:05:20 UTC 2007
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On Mar 13, 2007, at 12:32 PM, Matt Pounsett wrote:
> I've just been asked to do a delegation of a zone to a bare IP
> address, rather than to a host name. Having never been asked to do
> this before, I've never really thought about its 'legality'. Based
> on my read of section 3.3.11 of RFC 1035, it seems to me this isn't
> allowed ... but I thought I'd ask anyway.
> Does anyone have thoughts or references pointing one way or the other?
It's not just illegal, it simply won't work. A resolver would treat
'192.0.2.0' as an FQDN, and ask queries root for it.
As for statistics. Take a look at:
which lists the most popular requests for numeric TLDs at f.root
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