[dns-operations] opting in to stupid DNS tricks

Paul Vixie vixie at isc.org
Mon Feb 21 13:51:02 UTC 2011

> Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:58:12 +0100
> From: bert hubert <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl>
> I really don't see what the problem is. If you see the DNS as a giant
> coherent zone, this will hurt your sensitivities of course.
> But if you see DNS as a query/response mechanism that tells you where
> to go, it is great.

if it didn't require low ttl's and if the folks doing it weren't asking
for protocol extensions to expose the stub's address to the authority,
it would not seem as much like a model violation as it is.

had dns been designed as a generic query/response mechanism that tells
you where to go then it would have less complexity than it started with.
the fact that it can be used that way is a design strength but that 
doesn't mean that's what it was designed for.

coherency, yes.

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