Re: [dnsext] Moderate one's tone, please.

Paul Hoffman <> Tue, 01 February 2011 17:04 UTC

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On 2/1/11 6:43 AM, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> Not to pick on Paul, but again, I'd like to suggest a moderation of
> tone.  I understand perfectly well that there are strong views here,
> and I also think there is a perfectly legitimate technical dispute
> here.  But let's go out of our collective way to keep our responses as
> even as possible precisely so that we can get to a satisfying
> conclusion for everyone.

Phill was making technical statements, not "views". His technical 
statements were wrong. I believe that saying "poppycock" and "bosh" and 
"balderdash" instead of repeating "this is demonstrably wrong" makes the 
writing more interesting, but I hear that others may not appreciate 
interesting writing.

Note that I did quote from the relevant RFC as I did so, and Phill has 
not responded on the technical merits (or lack thereof) of his statements.