[dns-operations] DNS error reporting

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Thu Feb 11 17:23:11 UTC 2016

Petr Spacek <pspacek at redhat.com> wrote:
> I think that URI in response is a good idea but it cannot suffice. Most
> importantly, if local recursive resolver is dead the URI with a host name will
> simply not work :-)

> Can we invent something which is structured enough so the end node can
> translate the message for the user? Or even advise what might be wrong?

I think you can augment a broad-brush error code (e.g. RRSIG validity
period doesn't cover my current time) with a parametrized URL containing
further details. I don't know whether the URL format should include
standard parts or whether it's OK to make it entirely ad-hoc.

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