[dns-operations] DNS error reporting

Evan Hunt each at isc.org
Tue Feb 16 00:24:19 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 10:00:06PM +0000, Warren Kumari wrote:
> Can someone remind me again what is wrong with simply have a 16 bit error
> code, and having this reference an IANA operated registry? The first N
> entries could be specification requires, and then the rest could be FCFS -
> if you want to have an error code for "I just didn't like the cut of your
> jib" you can have an error code for that.

Some additional information is useful for certain errors; for example, if
DNSSEC validation failed because of a broken chain of trust, it's helpful
to indicate where the break was.

However, this can be communicated very tersely, with an error code and a
DNS name.  Full-on JSON stanzas and such strike me as massive overkill.

Evan Hunt -- each at isc.org
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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