[dns-operations] requirements for TLD servers

Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Mon Mar 22 10:14:10 UTC 2010

On 22 Mar 2010, at 03:07, Peter Koch wrote:

> It would also be nice to have "ARPA Server Operational Requirements"  
> and, if these and the updated "Root Server OR" match, some discusion  
> whether or not it made sense to split the functions even if the  
> requirements were the same.

I think that could/should be broadened Peter to include other TLDs.  
These are just as important as the .arpa zone, if not more so. IMO the  
requirements for running any "important" zone are pretty much the  
same. So it makes sense to have a generic document which captures  
those requirements and not treat .arpa (and, to a lesser extent, the  
root) as a "special case".

Perhaps the main difference between root and TLD requirements would be  
the capacity for handling DDoS attacks. I'm not sure it would be wise  
to list these in a replacement for RFC2870. For one thing, it gives  
the bad guys something to aim at. For another, those numbers would be  
a continually-moving target.

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