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

Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> Thu, 01 February 2018 17:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] WGLC for draft-ietf-dnsop-let-localhost-be-localhost-02
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Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org> wrote:
> Tony Finch wrote:
> >
> > if you are asking an authoritative-only server then you get REFUSED or
> > not depending on whether the QNAME is in an authoritative zone.
>
> that's what this group has reached consensus on in recent months, yes. to me
> that's a servfail condition, because the initiator may have better knowledge
> than the server operator.

I take SERVFAIL from an auth-only server to mean "I know about that zone
but it is broken right now" (e.g. expired). I think this is a useful
three-way distinction.

Tony.
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