Re: [DNSOP] WGLC for draft-ietf-dnsop-let-localhost-be-localhost-02

Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane@dukhovni.org> Thu, 25 January 2018 20:36 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] WGLC for draft-ietf-dnsop-let-localhost-be-localhost-02
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On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 01:02:27PM -0500, Ted Lemon wrote:

> On Jan 25, 2018, at 12:54 PM, Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane@dukhovni.org> wrote:
> > I'm fine with recursive resolvers not *forwarding*
> > "localhost.", but forbidding local answers is I think taking it
> > too far and counter-productive.
> 
> Can you talk about why you think this is important?

In summary, existing "localhost" zones are fine and should not come
into a violation of a new RFC.  Secondly, returning the expected
address records at each opportunity to do so, without punting
the problem downstream is the most sensible way to achieve the
stated motivating goals.

> Also, it's worth bearing in mind that regardless of what this
> document says, you can always answer queries to 'localhost.'   Is
> there a reason why that's not enough to satisfy your use case?

If it is going to happen anyway, why forbid it?

-- 
	Viktor.