Re: [DNSOP] meta issue: WG to discuss DNS innovation (was Re: draft-hzhwm-start-tls-for-dns-00)

Patrik Fältström <paf@frobbit.se> Sun, 16 February 2014 14:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] meta issue: WG to discuss DNS innovation (was Re: draft-hzhwm-start-tls-for-dns-00)
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On 2014-02-16 14:45, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 2/15/2014 11:15 PM, Patrik Fältström wrote:
>> The largest problem for IETF and DNS innovation is that the consensus in
>> IETF seems to be that innovation of DNS is not possible unless it
>> involves reuse of the TXT resource record.
> 
> 
> That assertion is quite wrong on both process and technical grounds
> 
> Process:
> 
>      There is certainly a long history of very strong resistance from a
> core group of DNS advocates in the IETF; and yes, there is an IAB report
> that doesn't like TXT usage.
> 
>      But there is also a long history of other folk adding DNS usage in
> spite of that.
> 
>      So a casual claim of "IETF consensus" is simply false.
> 
> Technical:
> 
>      The use of underscore-based naming variations has provided an easy,
> efficient and safe means of eliminating TXT usage ambiguity.  By way of
> examples, note the SRV record and DKIM, but there are others.

I think this email make exactly my point.

Q.E.D.

   Patrik