[dns-operations] I missed the announcement: .ARPA has been deleted

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Wed Feb 17 00:12:15 UTC 2010

In message <55900.1266361898 at nsa.vix.com>, Paul Vixie writes:
> > From: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de>
> > Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:34:43 +0100
> > 
> > Increasingly, you also want to know when you send an A query if an AAAA
> > RRset exists (or vice versa).  So let's add a query flag which means
> > "send me some interesting signed NSECs of your choice if the answer is
> > not a delegation", and we've enough data to solve both issues.  We've
> > also added something of value to DNSSEC. 8-)
> :-).
> we missed the boat terribly in RFC 1886.  we should have made "A" part of
> the additional data for qtype "AAAA", or added a new meta-qtype, "ADDR",
> which would return all internet address types in the answer section.  the
> DNSIND meeting where this RFC was evaluated was among my first, and i had
> not yet found my voice within IETF, and so i kept mostly mum, big mistake.
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Adding it as additional would have been fine.

We can still do that now with signed data as that can be promoted
to answer if it validates as secure.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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