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

Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane@dukhovni.org> Sat, 10 February 2018 22:36 UTC

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On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 08:21:14PM +0000, Warren Kumari wrote:

> <with no hats at all>
> Interestingly enough, Steve Sheng and I wrote just such a document a
> number of years ago (around the time of the initial name-collisions
> drama). Even though I'm 95% sure it included the phrase "tilting at
> windmills" my search foo fails me at the moment... but it basically
> deprecated search list processing in the DNS.
> There are many things which would be safer, less complex, and safer if
> search lists didn't exist -- would people be interested in discussing
> the idea, or is it just too out there?
> </hats>

FWIW, I am having no success at all convincing anyone when grumbling
about all the truncated names in URLs (that rely on search lists)
at current place of work.  And, sadly, I don't think it is especially
atypical...

-- 
	Viktor.