Re: [Doh] [DNSOP] Proposal for a side-meeting on services centralization at IETF 104 Prague

"Ralf Weber" <> Thu, 14 March 2019 14:46 UTC

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On 13 Mar 2019, at 20:48, Ted Lemon wrote:

> On Mar 12, 2019, at 2:52 PM, Paul Vixie <> wrote:
>> please do not relegate discussions about the loss of operator control 
>> over the
>> RDNS control plane
> Although it’s certainly true that DNS is used as a control plane by 
> many operators, there is no standard “RDNS control plane.”   If 
> you think there should be, that’s something that the IETF could 
> conceivably work on, but it’s not something that the DoH working 
> group is obligated to treat as a standard use of DNS.   And I don’t 
> think it’s a topic on which there is consensus in the IETF.
Well as you said it is something that will not get consensus at the 
IETF, so why work on that? However as you said these RDNS control planes 
exist in real life and even if there is no IETF standard for it, the 
IETF should consider actual deployments when doing work and not just 
IETF standards IMHO and that is what the drafts out there trying to do, 
bring the view of people operating these services into the IETF.

> The problem with the discussion we’ve been having about DoH and how 
> it affects your “RDNS control plane” is that we’re talking past 
> each other, not that the discussion should be had elsewhere.   It’s 
> fine for there to be a discussion, but if there is going to be a 
> discussion, participants need to engage constructively, and not just 
> fling slogans at each other.
So you are ok with having this discussion in DoH, which is good, as the 
DoH protocol caused some application providers to experiment with 
switching resolution per default away from OS and the local network 
provider. A lot of the exhausting thread however was about moving the 
discussion away from DoH. I’ll personally have the discussion 
anywhere, but given that the drafts have been given time in doh and 
people might have planned there schedule around that it should be the 
place. I also think Paul and others have engaged constructive in the 
discussion about the topic.

So long
Ralf Weber