[dns-operations] creeping poorness of judgement
su at elandnews.com
Sat Mar 14 04:28:47 UTC 2020
At 09:07 PM 13-03-2020, Paul Vixie wrote:
>who are you? "SM" is not personal enough for my tastes.
I reviewed the draft which was published as a RFC. Apologies for
causing the above-mentioned problem.
>the concatenation of <character-strings> on 255-octet boundaries has
>never been specified in a DNS RFC, and if the DKIM and SPF
>specifications require this, they are legislating from the bench.
>>RFC 1035 Domain Implementation and Specification November 1987
>><character-string> is expressed in one or two ways: as a contiguous set
>>of characters without interior spaces, or as a string beginning with a "
>>and ending with a ". Inside a " delimited string any character can
>>occur, except for a " itself, which must be quoted using \ (back slash).
>>Because these files are text files several special encodings are
>>necessary to allow arbitrary data to be loaded. In particular:
>>( ) Parentheses are used to group data that crosses a line
>> boundary. In effect, line terminations are not
>> recognized within parentheses.
>>Mockapetris [Page 35]
>i think this means i won't be using SPF or DKIM, nor exchanging
>e-mail with anyone who requires that i do so. piling kluge on kluge
>because the right person wasn't in the right room 15 years ago is no
>way to build a railroad i'm willing to ride on.
The right people were around. However, the discussions which
occurred approximately five years ago were controversial.
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