[dns-operations] Signaling client protocol to authority

Paul Vixie vixie at isc.org
Mon Jan 17 20:01:59 UTC 2011

> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:45:20 -0500
> From: Edward Lewis <Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz>
> ...
> Second, external to the DNS protocol, the "owner of the domain" can
> tell the server to answer based on various criteria.

as a matter of property rights theory this is certainly correct.  nobody
can decide what a name server ought to do except its owner/operator.  on
the other hand this isn't a discussion of property rights theory, rather
it's a discussion of system level design.  the system's design to date
does not express stub connectivity information (either transport or
address) in the end to end data path.  i am responding to that proposal
which is not an ownership rights argument but rather a system level design
argument when i say, "just tell the truth and let clients sort it out."

More information about the dns-operations mailing list