[dns-operations] DNS error reporting

Paul Hoffman phoffman at proper.com
Tue Feb 16 00:36:39 UTC 2016

On 15 Feb 2016, at 16:10, Tony Finch wrote:

> Warren Kumari <warren at kumari.net> 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?
> If someone invents a new blocking policy, they want to be able to 
> deploy
> it without going through IANA, and still provide meaningful help to
> clients who want to understand why.

That doesn't have to come in the error code. It is trivial to create an 
error code that says "repeat this query with RRtype=FULLERRORTEXT" to 
deliver the message.

> It would be nice not to repeat the mistakes of SMTP.

SMTP allows text messages in error responses, so I'm not what this 

--Paul Hoffman

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