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

Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane@dukhovni.org> Wed, 31 January 2018 16:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] WGLC for draft-ietf-dnsop-let-localhost-be-localhost-02
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On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:04:03AM +0000, Ray Bellis wrote:

> On 30/01/2018 18:59, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> 
> > Because of that same section, also, signing the answer should also not
> > be controversial because the answer is static.  My preference,
> > however, would be for the root servers to REFUSE to answer such
> > queries.
> 
> Won't that cause the resolver to cycle through every root server letter
> hoping for one that doesn't give that answer?

Yes, most likely.  I am not fond of that option.  Continuing to
return NXDomain is likely the best option for now.  The other
alternative is to actually serve the expected data:

    localhost. IN A 127.0.0.1
    localhost. IN AAAA ::1

but I don't think that'd be better.

-- 
	Viktor.