Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-spacek-edns-camel-diet-00.txt

Ralph Dolmans <> Thu, 22 March 2018 11:30 UTC

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On 21-03-18 16:58, Petr Špaček wrote:
> draft-spacek-edns-camel-diet-00 is a new draft which partially reacts to
> The Camel talk from yesterday, and is based on plan of open-source DNS
> software vendors to get rid of EDNS workarounds.

>From the introduction:

> EDNS version 0 was standardized in 1999, but non-RFC 1035 compliant
>    implementations still exist and cause lot of extra queries and
>    complicated logic in recursive resolvers.  RFC 6891 clearly states
>    that FORMERR is the only acceptable answer for implementations
>    without support for EDNS.

This is, although factual correct, somewhat misleading. Yes EDNS0 is
standardized in 1999, but that is not the later mentioned RFC6891 (from
2013) that requires a FORMERR RCODE. RFC2761 from 1999 talks about
"NOTIMPL, FORMERR, or SERVFAIL". I also fail to understand the relation
with RFC1035 in the first sentence.

Also the "The Protocol" section does not mention that the retrieved
RCODE (if any) is relevant in the decision whether to retry with or
without EDNS.

-- Ralph