Re: [DNSOP] Public Suffix List

David Conrad <drc@virtualized.org> Mon, 09 June 2008 15:44 UTC

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Gervase,

On Jun 9, 2008, at 4:48 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Fortunately, Firefox has an extremely good and fast update and uptake
> rate. This is partly because we don't give users a choice about taking
> non-major-version updates.

And how does this update/update rate take into account folks who use  
your product behind firewalls and/or who are constrained by policy to  
not update/upgrade?  Or the folks that disable the version probe?

Broken crap on the Internet has a half-life measured in decades.   
We've learned time after time that static lists of dynamic data  
compiled into globally distributed programs are simply a bad idea and  
that

> however, my view is that getting comprehensive buy-in
> would take quite a lot more time and effort than this method.

is the common excuse that results in lots of broken crap on the  
Internet.  It is sad to see the same mistake repeated again and again.

>> How can non-TLD's get into this list!?
> Just by asking; I already got an email from CentralNIC.

If there is no vetting, doesn't this defeat the purpose?

Regards,
-drc

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