[dns-operations] creeping poorness of judgement

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Sat Mar 14 02:52:32 UTC 2020



John Levine wrote on 2020-03-13 18:56:
> In article <3423731.dTAWf75mkY at linux-9daj> you write:
>> ...
> 
>> i briefly considered adding such a record until i found that only one TXT
>> string is permitted, so TXT "v=spf1 mx" not TXT (v=spf1 mx) in the zone file.
> 
> Nope.  You can have as many strings as you want.  They're treated as
> though they were one catenated string.  This is a concession to
> provisioning crudware that doesn't handle multi-string TXT records
> very well.  (Those I agree are often ignorant.)

in that case, i'll try it.

>> i guess i'll just add one with "v=spf1 +all" to shut google up?
> 
> It is rarely a good idea to assume that the people to whom you are
> sending your mail are stupid.  Your SPF of "mx ~all" is fine.
> 
>> so many ignorant and poor judgements shaping this future.
> 
> You can certainly disagree with Google's choices here, but they had
> their reasons and it's not because they're ignorant.  What is
> convenient for those of us with individual or SME mail systems doesn't
> scale very well to systems that have to defend against billions of
> spam messages every day.

not going to argue that here.

-- 
P Vixie



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