Re: [DNSOP] .arpa

Tim Chown <tjc@ecs.soton.ac.uk> Wed, 22 March 2017 14:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] .arpa
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> On 22 Mar 2017, at 12:51, Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> wrote:
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> On Mar 22, 2017, at 7:50 AM, Tim Chown <tjc@ecs.soton.ac.uk <mailto:tjc@ecs.soton.ac.uk>> wrote:
>> Surely the people who would make comments about (say) homenet.arpa are already making comments about in-addr.arpa and ip6.arpa?  So is there really that great a harm in using .arpa for additional things (that make many lives easier in many other ways)?
> 
> How often do you type a reverse name into a URL bar or an ssh command?   These are different use cases.

Interesting question then as to how often a typical home user would need to do so, if there’s GUI-driven service discovery on top?

Tim