Re: [DNSOP] abandoning ANAME and standardizing CNAME at apex

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Wed, 19 September 2018 07:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] abandoning ANAME and standardizing CNAME at apex
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On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 07:24:25AM +1000,
 Mark Andrews <marka@isc.org>; wrote 
 a message of 38 lines which said:

> As for scripts, you upgrade the tools those scripts use:
> curl(libcurl), wget, fetch for SH. File::Fetch for perl.  Similar
> for the other scripting languages. Very few applications actually
> make socket calls directly for http.

I hope it is true but I'm not so sure. Any hard data somewhere? My
purely anecdotal evidence is that I've seen "applications actually
make socket calls directly for http", one reason probably being it is
widely teached in schools.

HTTP/2 is a good thing here since it is much harder to do it yourself,
so people will rely on libraries :-)