[dns-operations] Reporting glue as authoritive data -- Bug!
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Thu Jan 31 15:20:06 UTC 2008
At 4:58 +0000 1/31/08, Paul Vixie wrote:
>plenty of delegation-only domains including TLD's are served by all-BIND9,
>and so would already have hit this problem if it were still a problem.
I don't agree with that logic.
From my perspective there are two cases in which I have seen hybrids.
I've described them before, now I'll call them the ARPA one and the
The ARPA one I know full well, it was a unique case of ARPA-NET-COM
interrelations. Other TLDs might have a few cases of this double
side step, but it ARPA is rife with it. Because this hits NET and
COM, Verisign's ATLAS is pretty well justified in using hybrids. And
it might be that is it the only place they are needed. My point
being, it might be that this is a problem unique to what COM and NET
see - or more accurately - have seen (in the past).
The Ultra one I frankly know less well, I have just a few comments
internally to go on. There are so many unknowns it might be that
Ultra is another special case. The tipping issue now is, can I
convince the managers to take a look into removing hybrids or
justifying the continuance of hybrids? If you have ever worked in a
service providing operation you will understand the steps to do this.
If you haven't and think it is easy, I invite you to walk a bit in my
shoes. (I want to stress this is not something unique to my
employer, I learned the dynamics many organizations ago and have seen
the dynamics in varying degrees every where I've been since.)
OTOH, you might be right. The question is, what should be done about
it. I'll address that in a different response (to Lutz's following
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