named.conf restored to hint zone for the root by default

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Fri Aug 3 18:19:28 PDT 2007

On Aug 3, 2007, at 6:12 PM, John Merryweather Cooper wrote:
> I would appreciate it if the personal attacks ceased.

There was no personal attack there.  I never called him names or made  
any remark about his lifestyle or anything else.  I did say that he  
isn't paying attention to the people who disagree with him, but that  
is an observable fact.

> As an observer
> with no ax to grind on this issue, it is apparent that slaving the  
> root
> zone is technically possible, but not necessarily good policy.

Actually, it has been argued/shown-by-those-who-would-know that while  
you can do it, it won't work in a stable manner once everyone starts  
doing it.  The protocol itself is not designed for many unknown  
associations, really.

> It would
> be nice if those arguing against slaving the root zone would  
> articulate
> the specific effects on top-tier servers and quantify them.

This has been done, both here and on the DNS Operations list where  
this is actually topical.  Repeatedly.  This topic is dead, horse  
beaten to crap, except that Doug Barton really loves this idea and  
won't listen to why it won't work, and why it shouldn't be done, and  
why he shouldn't have done it that way.   He just keeps coming back  
and saying "now lets talk about this some more..."

Jo Rhett
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