[dns-operations] online version checks

Andrew Sullivan ajs at shinkuro.com
Fri Dec 31 16:16:20 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 03:06:11PM +0000, Paul Vixie wrote:

> noting, i think if we're going to do something like this it should be an
> IETF standard and that the fake top level domain ".BIND" should not be
> used.  for one thing, now that ICANN is opening up the GTLD space, the
> ".BIND" TLD might actually end up being a real name some day.  i do like
> using DNS to learn non-DNS things from the local name server, but i now
> see "VERSION.BIND" as a mistake.  perhaps the IETF DNSEXT WG should try
> to reserve "._DOMAIN" for this and populate it with VERSION and UPGRADE,
> with other stuff no doubt to follow later.

Why not just follow along with the existing approach already standardized:




Andrew Sullivan
ajs at shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.

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