Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-adpkja-dnsop-special-names-problem-00.txt

"John Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Sat, 05 December 2015 03:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-adpkja-dnsop-special-names-problem-00.txt
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It occurs to me that there's a difference between local and localhost
on the one hand and onion on the other.  With local and localhost, you
still something like an A or AAAA record with an an IP address that
you can use in the normal way to open a connection.

With onion you get a rather different thing that looks like an open
TCP connection, a couple of levels up the protocol stack.  So if the
theory is that these special names are doing a protocol switch, it's
not one switch, it's potentially a switch per name.  I suppose you
could say there's yet another switch for test, example, and invalid
that returns failure at whatever level of the stack you try.

I'm not sure if that makes the discussion notably more complicated
but it certainly doesn't make it any simpler.

R's,
John