Re: [DNSOP] Where in a CNAME chain is the QNAME?

Robert Edmonds <edmonds@mycre.ws> Thu, 29 September 2016 05:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Where in a CNAME chain is the QNAME?
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Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 09:04:54AM -0400,
>  Matt Larson <matt@kahlerlarson.org> wrote 
>  a message of 41 lines which said:
> 
> > I'd venture that more people familiar with the subject matter would
> > define QNAME as the name in the question section of a DNS message.
> > (That's my sense of the definition, FWIW.)
> 
> What about adding this text to the Terminology section of the draft?
> 
>    <t>"QNAME": it is defined in <xref target="RFC1034"/> and
>    in <xref target="RFC1035"/>, section 4.1.2, but, because <xref
>    target="RFC2308"/> provides a different definition, we repeat the
>    original one here: the QNAME is the owner name of the record in the
>    Question section.</t>

The QNAME is a domain name, but is it an owner name? There is no owned
record data in the question section (and the entries in the question
section are not RRs).

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Robert Edmonds