[dns-operations] creeping poorness of judgement

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Sun Mar 15 01:34:50 UTC 2020


In article <20200315003454.GN68408 at straasha.imrryr.org> you write:
>Well, you'd be much better off with the more readable, and
>equally maintainable:
>
>    @ TXT ( "v=spf1"
>            " ip6:2001:4f8::/32"
>            " ip6:2001:559:8000::/48"
>            " ip4:149.20.56.0/24"
>            " ip4:24.104.150.0/24"
>            " ~all" )
>
>With the qname changed to "@", since SPF clients do not prepend "_spf.",
>and added "ip4:" and "ip6:" prefixes, AFAIK they're required.

Life is definitely easier when you read the spec and do what it says.

>> but i'd like to be able to remove those \032 workarounds in ~10 years.

A gratuitously incompatible change to a widely implented 25 year old
protocol?  I wouldn't hold my breath.

R's,
John


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