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Re: [fwd: my comments to the SPAN list]

  • To: Jim Reid < >
  • From: Lawrence Conroy < >
  • Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 11:45:48 +0100
  • Cc: Stastny Richard < >

At 3:22 am -0700 24/10/02, Jim Reid wrote:
 >>>>> "Lawrence" == Lawrence Conroy lwc@localhost writes:

    Lawrence> For folks who really don't like DNAME, there *MAY* be
    Lawrence> other solutions using NAPTR processing (i.e. on the
    Lawrence> client rather than server side) and * zone file entries.
<jim>
Hmm. Wildcard RRs in the DNS give me the heebie-jeebies. Those
heebie-jeebies are likely to get the heebie-jeebies if wildcards
get inserted somewhere under e164.arpa to solve operational problems
like renumbering. </jim>

Hmmm....
Do you intend to let humans "hand craft" the zone files  8:()
That would worry anyone.

I picture a much more complex management system that auto-generates
the appropriate zone files as a presentation of the management system
object state. Hand crafting MAYBE for the early trials, but...

    Lawrence> Use of IXFR is yet another thing we
    Lawrence> can test - it's in effect "proprietary" to B9.x
<jim>
There are other name server implementations that do IXFR. </jim>
Mea culpa - brain failure. Agreed that B8.2.3 and up have IXFR.
(Reflex from early B8 not working quite as planned so this was a
"feature to avoid").


all the best,
  Lawrence
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