Re: [DNSOP] Delegation into the interior of a zone?

Grant Taylor <> Fri, 28 December 2018 00:27 UTC

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On 12/27/18 1:29 PM, John R Levine wrote:
> He thinks $GENERATE confuses people.

No, $GENERATE is not why he, *I*, prefer to use NS over CNAME delegation.

I listed out multiple (2 ~ 3) manually as an example instead of using 
$GENERATE purely to simplify the example.  I've run across many people 
that don't know what $GENERATE is, particularly if their experience 
comes from somewhere other than BIND.

So, I simply list out the discrete lines that $GENERATE would produce. 
I think it removes a variable from an equation and simplifies things.

The use of $GENERATE or not is independent of CNAME vs NS delegation.

Besides, $GENERATE happily works with CNAME as well as it does NS records.


Both work perfectly fine.  named-compilezone produces the expected lines.

1.localhost.  604800  IN  CNAME
2.localhost.  604800  IN  CNAME
3.localhost.  604800  IN  CNAME
4.localhost.  604800  IN  CNAME
5.localhost.  604800  IN  NS
6.localhost.  604800  IN  NS
7.localhost.  604800  IN  NS
8.localhost.  604800  IN  NS

Which of the two methods above is easier (or poses fewer questions) to 
understand by someone who's not familiar with BIND, much less $GENERATE?

> Don't shoot, I'm just the messenger.

I can shoot the messenger with a Nerf gun for reporting the wrong 
message.  Or are we playing a game of telephone?

Grant. . . .
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