default dns config change causing major poolpah

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Thu Aug 2 01:14:23 UTC 2007

> Mark Andrews wrote:
> > 
> > > I don't think that "all" of the drama could have been avoided in any
> > > case, there is too much emotion surrounding this issue.
> > 
> > 	I'll concur with Doug on this.  I've been discussing doing
> > 	just this for the last 10+ years.
> Why don't you update 2870 then to make it so?

	Why don't you?  You seem to be the one worried about it :-)

	I want to get draft-ietf-dnsop-default-local-zones through
	first before dealing with the issue of how to get every
	iterative resolver serving the root.  You will note that
	dealing with traffic at the root is left out of

> If all the roots provided it and were required to, there's no
> problem.  But current best practice as defined by 2870 are
> for roots to only answer AXFRs from other roots.
> How can you advocate an OS pushing a configuration that isn't
> guaranteed to be functional?  I understand the odds of it
> breaking, and I understand the benefits.  That's not the issue.

	There is a difference between saying we should do this and
	just doing it.  Part of process is to get consenus that
	this is reasonable or at least won't hurt and working what
	needs to be changed to make it happen.

> This is a configuration that should be guaranteed to work for 2
> years after every OS release that includes it.
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