[dns-operations] Delegation to IPs?
mohsen.souissi at nic.fr
Tue Mar 13 15:22:55 UTC 2007
On 13 Mar, Joe Abley wrote:
| On 13-Mar-2007, at 07:45, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
| >> Based on my read of section 3.3.11 of RFC 1035, it seems to me this
| >> isn't allowed ...
| > I agree with you. And BIND or nsd will probably agree, too :-)
| It's lexically legal, of course. There's nothing in the protocol
| which prohibits numeric labels. So you can expect your authority
| server not to blink when loading the zone containing such
| delegations; the non-functionality of the whole arrangement stems
| from the behaviour of recursive resolvers which
| will fail to follow the delegation as the misinformed registrant intended.
==> This reminds me of a policy consideration: suppose if the
root-zone allowed a new generation of numeric-only gTLDs and suppose
if those gTLDs accepted on their turn registration of numeric-only
domain names, and so on through the DNS tree... In that case, the
resolution wouldn't fail but we would end up with a real confusion,
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