Re: [homenet] New version draft-mglt-homenet-naming-architecture-dhc-options-02.txt

Michael Richardson <> Tue, 15 July 2014 15:41 UTC

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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:41:15 -0400
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Subject: Re: [homenet] New version draft-mglt-homenet-naming-architecture-dhc-options-02.txt
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Markus Stenberg <>; wrote:
    > Personally, I don’t believe in auto-exported ~full DNS information from
    > home because current service discovery schemes (mdns, dns-sd, upnp) or
    > even host-name discovery schemes (dhcp*) do not really lend themselves
    > to the external visibility being _opt in_. I don’t really want to
    > publish my home zone, and if I even did, anything that’s firewalled (=
    > everything except few ports on few addresses) is not useful outside the
    > home in any case.

Many people *do* want seemless access, and as their devices roam outside the
home, they expect, that having entered the name of the device, they expect
that whatever security they have (such as a VPN) will then get kicked off
automatically.  That requires that names->IPv6 mapping be available so that
the VPN can know it is supposed to do something.

I have way too much experience with IPsec VPNs where I have to turn the VPN
on, flush my DNS cache, restart my browser, and then finally, I can access
some internal name, all because some CIO thought that it would be insecure if
the world knew about

That's not the same as having an open network, so please stop saying that
names are useless because there is no connectivity.

I think that whether you "auto-export", or whitelist, or blacklist, etc. is
completely a local matter.  We may recommend a default, but we should make
sure that the mechanisms exist.

Michael Richardson <>;, Sandelman Software Works
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