Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost

Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org> Tue, 12 September 2017 22:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost
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Tony Finch wrote:
> Paul Vixie<paul@redbarn.org>  wrote:
> > ...
> Your localhost records (like the ones I deleted from cam.ac.uk last week)
> are troublesome for the web browser same origin security policy: they can
> lead to vulnerabilites when your websites are accessed from multi-user
> machines and in other more obscure circumstances - for details, see
> http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Jan/270

huh. this web thing really wasn't any better thought out than this 
internet thing, was it? (same-origin, as a security policy, reeks of 
n00bism, even without this localhost defect.)

thanks for the heads-up. maybe i will delete it after all.

-- 
P Vixie