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

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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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Hi Patrik,
At 23:15 15-02-2014, 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.

In other words, it is only possible to use one of 
the code points as the people being part of the 
consensus do not work on getting code running. :-)

Seriously, it may take some effort to get things 
deployed but that is not an insurmountable task 
[1].  One of the problems is that there isn't any money in doing that.

>Unless that is put to rest, we can not do much at all.



1. I actually looked into it some time back.