default dns config change causing major poolpah

Skip Ford skip at
Thu Aug 2 01:40:44 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 just figured you'd be able to snap your fingers, click your
heels, and be done with 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.

FWIW, I reviewed your draft back in March and had no
objections. :-)

> > 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.

Ah, sorry for putting words in your mouth then.  Now I
understand, and I agree.


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