Re: [dnsext] Progress on moving the mailing list

Doug Barton <> Sun, 03 October 2010 05:10 UTC

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On 9/30/2010 2:21 PM, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> We will ask the operators of the namedroppers list to put an alias
> forwarding messaages to namedroppers instead to the dnsext list

+1 to the move
+1 to keeping "namedroppers" as _the_ name of the list. This is a bit of 
historical cleverness that was one of the first things that impressed me 
about the IETF.

About the aliases, I think that rather than a transparent proxy the 
current namedroppers list should reply with a bounce message that says 
"Your message didn't go through, send it to 
instead." Otherwise people will just keep using the old list, and not be 
given a reason to change. Also, having mail on the list with multiple 
different To: addresses, all valid, will generate needless confusion.

I agree with the argument that having a alias is 
desirable, but I'm ambivalent about how it should be configured. IFF it 
can be set up in such a way that we don't get mail on the list with "To:"; then fine, alias away. Otherwise my preference would be 
the same kind of bounce message as above.


Doug (too bad it was all downhill from there ...)


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