[dns-operations] root? we don't need no stinkin' root!

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Wed Dec 11 12:44:36 UTC 2019


On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 10:38:32AM -0500,
 Keith Mitchell <keith at dns-oarc.net> wrote 
 a message of 37 lines which said:

> On garbage-collecting crap traffic, it's worth looking at AS112.

There have been a proposal at IETF to use AS112 as a sinkhole for
"special" TLDs such as .local or .home, which are responsible for some
part of the junk traffic at the root
<https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-bortzmeyer-dname-root/>

It got no support, partly because of the privacy issues: leaked
requests would go to a random, unknown, AS112 operator. (Note this is
also an argument against Paul Vixie's "root on AS112-like" proposal.)



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