Re: [DNSOP] Where in a CNAME chain is the QNAME?

Shumon Huque <shuque@gmail.com> Thu, 29 September 2016 11:26 UTC

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From: Shumon Huque <shuque@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:26:06 -0400
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Where in a CNAME chain is the QNAME?
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On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 1:50 AM, Robert Edmonds <edmonds@mycre.ws> wrote:

> Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 09:04:54AM -0400,
> >  Matt Larson <matt@kahlerlarson.org> wrote
> >  a message of 41 lines which said:
> >
> > > I'd venture that more people familiar with the subject matter would
> > > define QNAME as the name in the question section of a DNS message.
> > > (That's my sense of the definition, FWIW.)
> >
> > What about adding this text to the Terminology section of the draft?
> >
> >    <t>"QNAME": it is defined in <xref target="RFC1034"/> and
> >    in <xref target="RFC1035"/>, section 4.1.2, but, because <xref
> >    target="RFC2308"/> provides a different definition, we repeat the
> >    original one here: the QNAME is the owner name of the record in the
> >    Question section.</t>
>
> The QNAME is a domain name, but is it an owner name? There is no owned
> record data in the question section (and the entries in the question
> section are not RRs).
>

Yes, I agree. I suggest "the QNAME is the domain name that appears in the
Question section of a DNS message".

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Shumon Huque