[dns-operations] format of IPv6 addresses in the root hints file [Re: AAAA being added for i.root-servers.net]

Colm MacCárthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Sun Jun 20 22:36:51 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Peter Koch <pk at denic.de> wrote:
> More importantly, the IPv6 addresses represented in the root zone/hints
> file are an input for machine consumption, so there's probably
> less imperative to change their textual representation.

One could imagine an operator getting frustrated if they tried to do
something like take an IPv6 address from the hints file, and then grep
for it in their logs.

Not that it's a huge deal, but there is some benefit to following a
convention :)


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