[dns-operations] creeping poorness of judgement

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Sat Mar 14 03:31:39 UTC 2020


In article <746f7bc6-88d3-8420-1074-849b50514578 at redbarn.org> you write:
>oh my great goodness. in RFC 7208 we have this:
>
>3.3.  Multiple Strings in a Single DNS Record

This is unchanged from RFC 4408 which was published 15 years ago.

DKIM does the same string smushing.  See RFC 4871, published 13 years ago.

>> _spf                    TXT     ( v=spf1
>>                  ip4:140.20.56.0/24 ip6:2001:4f8:3::/48
>>                  ip4:24.104.150.0/24 ip6:2001:559:8000::/48
>>                  -all )

I think we can agree that SPF was not designed to make RFC 1034 master
files look pretty.

R's,
John


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