Re: [DNSOP] Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-sury-deprecate-obsolete-resource-records-00.txt

Paul Vixie <> Fri, 23 March 2018 18:26 UTC

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Ondřej Surý wrote:
> I strongly disagree. The DNS protocol deserve cleanup. Deprecating
> RRTYPEs doesn’t mean the will stop working on the day the RFC is
> published, neither are people going to backport the removal of
> RRTYPEs to existing DNS software releases.
> It just means - whatever ancient stuff you are using - you are on
> your own now. It’s same as with the stuff that never got the RFC.

so anyone supporting an older internal network using modern tools has to 
stop upgrading their tooling. that's not constructive for anybody. all 
of us will be less safe if these tools become non-upgradeable.

> Paul, sorry, but the argument “but I know of people running” ancient
> systems can’t be used at every attempt to cleanup the kitchensink
> protocol that DNS is right now.

ondrej, if you're looking for stuff to kill that nobody is using and 
that needlessly fattens the camel, there's a lot of lower hanging fruit.

to say it's complicated, let's simplify it, and oh by the way we need to 
add a CNAME to support the never-workable RFC 5011 plan we adopted in 
ignorance many years back, in the same breath, confuses me.

P Vixie