[atlas] Thoughts on allowing newer DNS RR queries?
Lars-Johan Liman atlas at liman.net
Fri Feb 21 10:47:26 CET 2014
antony at ripe.net: > Hi Mark, > what is the specific RR query you are looking for? > currently we support a bunch of them UDP or TCP. Here is a list. > in class IN > A, AAAA, ANY, CNAME, DS, DNSKEY, MX, NS, NSEC, NSEC3, PTR, RRSIG, SOA, SRV, NAPTR. > class CHAOS > hostname.bind, id.server, version.bind, version.server I suggest allowing queries, not from mnemonics, but from ID-number. Any unsigned 16-bit number should be allowed, both for CLASS and for RRTYPE. The result can be presented as an ASCII-fied blob (BASE64? uuencode? Motorla S-records? ...) for parsing by interested parties. DNS infrastructure is supposed to be blackbox store-and-forward. So should Atlas be. Yes, I understand there may be design problems with this. I'm stating the desired long-term goal. And keeping mnemonics for the most common cases is of course desireable, but if there are (e.g.) space restriction in the poor little dongles, I suggest asking by number only, and have a front-end system that does necessary translations. Maybe I'm stating the obvious ... :-/ Cheers, /Liman