[ncc-services-wg] querying national infrastructure
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Tue Oct 16 18:22:24 CEST 2007
On Oct 16, 2007, at 15:08, Daniel Karrenberg wrote: > I have never understood this argument really. The DNS can be > viewed as > a mechanism to publish information to the Internet at large. Why > would > it be improper to query the published information as long as such > querying does not degrade the service, e.g. constitute a DoS attack? Daniel, there are many parts of the world that have a very different view of the DNS than you and I have. We both know that the odd query for health checking makes no operational difference. But that's not the issue. Some governments and regulators view their ccTLD (and by implication their ENUM Tier-1) name servers as "theirs". It's nobody else's business how those servers are set up and operated. If the name servers are dead or broken, so be it. Third parties (especially foreign third parties) must not interfere in what these states consider is a National Matter.