Re: [DNSOP] new ANAME draft: draft-hunt-dnsop-aname-00.txt

"John Levine" <> Sat, 08 April 2017 22:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] new ANAME draft: draft-hunt-dnsop-aname-00.txt
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>If these are the premises for ANAME, and its special handling, wouldn't
>it be better to generalise asking for multiple records (eg A + AAAA
>+ ANAME) where ANAME has no special handling on its own? And then do the
>generealised multi-query-at-once using one of the previously suggested

But that doesn't solve the original problem.  Clients ask for an A or
an AAAA record, and that's what they want to get back.  The ANAME is
really just a provisioning hack built into the authoritative server
and, depending on the implementation, maybe the cache.

I suppose they might ask for both A and AAAA but that's a separate
problem, even though it might use a similar mechanism.