Re: [DNSOP] Reserved field in draft-wessels-dns-zone-digest-04.txt

Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca> Wed, 24 October 2018 10:29 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Reserved field in draft-wessels-dns-zone-digest-04.txt
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HI Duane,

On Oct 24, 2018, at 11:57, Wessels, Duane <dwessels=40verisign.com@dmarc.ietf.org>; wrote:

> Personally I feel like keeping the Reserved field is potentially useful in the future, but harmless if it never gets used. Can you say more about why keeping it prevents independent work?

I would also appreciate more words on that.

To my mind it's better to have a reserved field that is never used than to need a new field in the future and not have a reserved field to redefine.

> I would be very happy with standards track, but to the extent the WG is skeptical I would settle for experimental at this time.

I am mainly interested in a stable specification. I don't care what label is applied to it.

If the DNS specification ever matures to the point where we need a standards-track specification for any practical reason, cutting a new rev of this document is surely the tiniest atom of extra work imagineable.


Joe