[dns-operations] anybody here from GDNS?

Robert Edmonds edmonds at gtisc.gatech.edu
Thu Jul 24 18:28:21 UTC 2008

Jo Rhett wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2008, at 8:42 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> >while i generally agree, i know that burning IPv4 address space for  
> >this
> >kind of functional separation isn't always possible and is  
> >controversial
> >given the looming shortage.  so until IPv6 somehow becomes  
> >prevalent, i'm
> >recommending "views."
> My $EMPLOYER has the hardest line about IP allocation I've ever seen  
> (because there's an extremist at the IP desk -- ie, ME!)  Most ARIN  
> members applaud my diligence to the philosophy but can't justify being  
> as hardline with their customers.  So trust me when I say that I've  
> never seen an IP allocation rejected because some of the need to  
> separate recursive and authoritative servers.
> But even if you could find such an entity, run them on distinct hosts  
> or distinct Xen instances.  There's no plausible way to reject 1-ip- 
> per-host.
> Given that most of us on IP helpdesks are having to spend all day  
> rejecting people who want MySQL to have its own IP, Mail to have its  
> own IP, DNS to have its own IP, etc etc /28 for each and every host,  
> this falls way way below the radar.


splits dns queries between recursive/authoritative based on rd bit.

Robert Edmonds
edmonds at gtisc.gatech.edu

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