[dns-operations] Adding CNAME for the root domain issue

Andrew Boling aboling at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 20:30:12 UTC 2016

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 3:55 PM, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>

> I'm not sure I buy this account.  It was not designed to define
> equivalence, it's true, but I think it might have been intended to do
> more than alias host records (which in any case are less self-evident
> than they might be, since A doesn't have the same semantics in every
> class).  Mostly, they remind me of symlinks in the UNIX filesystem,
> which have the same kind of problem: you can get to the target but
> you don't know what is pointing at any given target.
You're right. I did a quick review to see where I had gotten that
impression from, and it seems my memory is guilty of selectively
reinterpreting RFC 1034. (favorite hobby of DNS nerds everywhere)
Specifically, the first few paragraphs of §3.6.2.

Mea culpa. Hopefully the rest was less of a reach.
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