Re: [DNSOP] Terminology question: split DNS

Matt Larson <matt@kahlerlarson.org> Tue, 20 March 2018 15:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Terminology question: split DNS
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> On Mar 19, 2018, at 3:26 PM, Darcy Kevin (FCA) <kevin.darcy@fcagroup.com>; wrote:
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> The trouble with "split horizon" is that it is a term of inter-network routing of much older and more-established provenance, and thus to use it for DNS can be viewed as a usurpation, and ultimately, confusing. (I know Cricket had the same observation, circa 2000).

+1 to "split DNS", which has always been the term I've used and heard. I completely agree that "split horizon" muddies the water by referring to a routing concept that probably pre-dates widespread use of split DNS.

Matt