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

"John Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Mon, 11 September 2017 01:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost
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In article <20170907045934.C194B848328B@rock.dv.isc.org> you write:
>
>In message <CAPt1N1kXeF0zj_VHuv00taZ+39hR6Nw19uZ5rdxJr3aUeS5RvQ@mail.gmail.com>
>, Ted Lemon writes:
>> Mark, I really don't think this is a human rights issue. Is there something
>> that will break for you if the secure denial of existence is left in place?
>
>I shouldn't BE FORCED to hard code special LOCALHOST rules into DNS
>tools.  Lookups should "just work" like they did before the root
>zone was signed.

It seems to me that if someone has enough programming skill to write a
DNSSEC verifier for her cache or stub resolver, she has enough skill
to treat localhost as a special case.

Or she could use unbound which has done this for ages.

R's,
John