[dns-operations] Input from dns-operations on NCAP proposal

Vladimír Čunát vladimir.cunat+ietf at nic.cz
Tue May 24 15:54:43 UTC 2022

On 23/05/2022 15.48, Thomas, Matthew via dns-operations wrote:
> Configuration 1: Generate a synthetic NXDOMAIN response to all queries 
> with no SOA provided in the authority section.
I believe the protocol says not to cache such answers at all. Some 
implementations chose to cache at least a few seconds, but I don't think 
all of them.  Breaking caching seems risky to me, as traffic could 
increase very much (if the TLD was queried a lot).

> Configuration 2: Generate a synthetic NXDOMAIN response to all queries 
> with a SOA record.  Some example queries for the TLD .foo are below:
It still feels a bit risky to answer in this non-conforming way, and I 
can't really see why attempt that.  At apex the NXDOMAIN would deny the 
SOA included in the very same answer...

> Configuration 3: Use a properly configured empty zone with correct NS 
> and SOA records. Queries for the single label TLD would return a 
> NOERROR and NODATA response.
I expect that's OK, especially if it's a TLD that's seriously 
considered.  I'd hope that "bad" usage is mainly sensitive to existence 
of records of other types like A.

--Vladimir | knot-resolver.cz
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