Re: [DNSOP] abandoning ANAME and standardizing CNAME at apex

Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org> Fri, 22 June 2018 20:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] abandoning ANAME and standardizing CNAME at apex
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John R Levine wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2018, Evan Hunt wrote:
>> Minor clarification here: ANAME doesn't require the authoritative server
>> itself to do recursion; it requires it to have access to a reursive
>> server.
>
> I suppose, but that seems to me a distinction without a difference.
> Either way we end up importing all of the failure modes of a recursive
> server into an authoritative one.

+1. authority servers cannot be coerce-able into doing work, whether 
it's computation, memory allocation, or external transactions like RDNS.

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P Vixie