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

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@icann.org> Tue, 23 October 2018 22:16 UTC

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Section 5 says:

   FOR DISCUSSION: The authors are willing to remove the Reserved field
   from this specification if the working group would prefer it.  It
   would mean, however, that a future version of this protocol designed
   to efficiently support large, dynamic zones would most likely require
   a new RR type.

Please strongly consider removing the Reserved field so that designing an way to do a message digest over a dynamic zone can be done independently.

Quite frankly, if the Reserved field isn't there and it's clear that this is for complete zones, I see no reason why this should even be considered experimental. The mic line at the presentation at the recent DNS-OARC seems to agree with wanting this for real, as soon as possible.

--Paul Hoffman