Re: [dmarc-ietf] org domain and levine-dbound and dns-perimeter drafts

Alessandro Vesely <> Thu, 19 November 2020 12:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] org domain and levine-dbound and dns-perimeter drafts
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On 18/11/2020 22:33, John R Levine wrote:
>> On 11/18/2020 12:44 PM, John Levine wrote:
>>> so I encourage the group to limit the debate to the existing Org/PSL
>>> kludge and a tree walk.
>> "and a tree walk" is not a minor 'and'.  neither conceptually nor 
>> operationally.  assurances to the contrary notwithstanding.
> I didn't say they were equivalent.  But I do think they are the only options 
> that are likely to get much interest from the WG.

I don't think tree walk is a viable option, as it distorts semantics.

But then, we don't need alternatives to the PSL.  The whole point is to detach 
the PSL from the base DMARC spec.  Alternatives can be researched afterwards.

> I think my DBOUND wildcard implementation is wonderful but I don't have much 
> hope of persuading the rest of the world.

And you don't need to persuade it before releasing the base DMARC spec.

AIUI, the purpose of the split is to leave that door opened.