Re: [DNSOP] I-D Action: draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-zone-digest-02.txt

Vladimír Čunát <vladimir.cunat+ietf@nic.cz> Thu, 07 November 2019 11:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] I-D Action: draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-zone-digest-02.txt
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Hello!

On 10/28/19 10:32 PM, Wessels, Duane wrote:
> The one defined hash algorithm SHA384 has been renamed to SHA384-STABLE to reflect that it designed for use on stable (or small) zones where it is not burdensome to recalculate the digest over the entire zone data each time.

Tiny nitpick: calling it "SHA384-STABLE" might be a tiny bit confusing
(to me), as I've seen that word refer to some particular hashing
approaches/properties.  Actually some of the algorithms that efficiently
recompute after small changes in large zones... I'd even tend to call
those digests (more) "stable"/"steady" intuitively, but that might be
personal :-)  I certainly don't have a strong opinion on the naming and
don't want to bike-shed, but I could imagine calling it "simple" or
"flat" or something along those lines.

[example] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stable_hashing

--Vladimir