[dns-operations] DNS zone transfers are now illegal in North Dakota?

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Fri Jan 18 14:30:34 UTC 2008

At 3:33 +0000 1/18/08, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:

>	but i'd really like to hear a credible answer for the
>	apparent assertion that zone data is private.

In the sense of a credible answer and not the ultimate show stopper:

If I have this right - in the US, the Federal Communications 
Commission has a provision for unlisted telephone numbers.  Telephone 
companies are looking to make use of DNS.  Although you can dial an 
unlisted number, it isn't to be discoverable.  In this situation, the 
zone data is to remain private even though it is in DNS.

I know that in the prehistoric Intel 80286 age we felt that zone 
transfers were free and open.  Just because we said so then doesn't 
make it so today.  Requirements change.
Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

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