Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Presentation "The Camel"

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Tue, 20 March 2018 15:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Presentation "The Camel"
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On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 07:29:50AM +0000,
 tjw ietf <tjw.ietf@gmail.com>; wrote 
 a message of 94 lines which said:

> At the end of Tuesday's session we're having Bert Hubert from Power DNS
> give a talk on what he views "The Camel".

Unlike the popular saying
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_by_committee#Aphorisms>;, camels
are extraordinary animals, well adapted to their harsh environment
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel#Ecological_and_behavioral_adaptations>
and usable for many things, even war
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_cavalry>;. If the DNS is a camel,
this is great!

> "In past years, DNS has been enhanced with DNSSEC, QName
> Minimization, [...]

I dispute the idea that QNAME minimization is an addition. It is not a
change in the protocol, and it was even possible from the beginning
(Section 5.3.3 of [RFC1034] or Section 7.2 of [RFC1035] do NOT mandate
QNAME maximimization, it is just an accidental evolution).