[dns-operations] .COM and root authority claims seen in ISC SIE just now

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Nov 20 08:51:35 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 11:27:51AM -0800,
 Duane Wessels <wessels at packet-pushers.com> wrote 
 a message of 21 lines which said:

> I'm sure that most of these (and the the
> claim-to-be-authoritative-for-com ones) are due to lazy foks with
> more domains than clue.  They can't be bothered to make a separate
> zone (file) for each domain they have, so it all goes into one big
> root-zone-of-lies.

Could it be for performance reasons (and not just for cluenessness)? I
assume that, with BIND, loading one big zone-of-lies is much faster
than loading the N real zones? And it has no big consequences since
noone will ask this server for zones for which it is not
authoritative, anyway.

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