Re: [dnsext] Fwd: djb on NXDOMAIN/NODATA for non-terminals

Matthew Dempsky <matthew@dempsky.org> Mon, 28 March 2011 22:43 UTC

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2011/3/28 Paul Vixie <vixie@isc.org>:
> thanks colm. i don't think "but bind used to do it this way" or "but paul
> once said it was ok" are acceptable input to this discussion -- does anyone?

You're mischaracterizing the argument.  The concern is that servers
that follow the old behavior are still in widespread use, and suddenly
changing the interpretation will cause massive backwards compatibility
problems.

Just tie the new behavior to an EDNS option or something.  No one's
going to protest that.