Re: [DNSOP] Question regarding RFC 8499

Joe Abley <> Thu, 23 July 2020 17:55 UTC

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:55:44 -0400
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Question regarding RFC 8499
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On 23 Jul 2020, at 13:44, Tim Wicinski <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 1:39 PM Joe Abley < <>> wrote:
> If we are looking for alternative terminology to master/slave (which I am not against, because change is a constant and inclusiveness and awareness amongst all industries is surely to be supported and encouraged) in my opinion we should find new words and not redefine or overload the common meaning of primary and secondary.
> Actually, that does make sense. Though we also have to expect that these existing terminology will not be replaced in the lexicon overnight.
> The Chairs plan on having a few slides on this whole topic, as we've been thinking about it for some time. 

Allow me to preempt the inevitable infinite descent into the infinite rabbit bikeshed of naming and suggest upstream and downstream for master and slave. I feel like the DNS needs more fish analogies, even as I appreciate that we need to turn a blind eye to the shenanigans of frisky salmon as we firmly imagine data flowing only from the former to the latter.