[enum-wg] Name "ripe" in the e164.arpa zone
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Thu Jan 17 16:55:04 CET 2008
On Jan 17, 2008, at 14:56, Anand Buddhdev wrote: > The tools that transfer these zonelets rely on this extra piece of > information in the TXT record for consistency checks. Similarly, > AfriNIC, ARIN and APNIC also generate zones for their /8 allocations > with records named "afrinic", "arin" and "apnic". > > The e164.arpa zone does not really need this "ripe" record in it, > since > it is not shared among the registries in any way. However, because the > e164.arpa zone is generated automatically from the RIPE Database by > the > same tools, it automatically receives this extra name. Currently, > there > is no way to stop the zone receiving this extra entry. But it has no > negative effect on the zone or on ENUM operations. Hmmm. This smells like a bug. Why are the DNS provisioning tools for e164.arpa generating data that isn't needed and inserting that data into the DNS? I wonder what will happen if the ITU one day decides that "ripe.e164.arpa" should be delegated to someone....
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