[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

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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