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

Ray Bellis <Ray.Bellis@nominet.org.uk> Thu, 03 July 2014 12:22 UTC

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From: Ray Bellis <Ray.Bellis@nominet.org.uk>
To: Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr>
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On 3 Jul 2014, at 13:14, Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr>; wrote:

> I'd like to understand why the device needs to go
> through the middleman rather than speaking directly to the authoritative
> DNS server.


[no hat]

Juliusz,

You may find some useful background in RFC 5625.

The essence of it is that in the absence of external connectivity (and therefore external DNS servers) the CPE is the ideal place to run DNS services for the LAN.  Unfortunately most vendors made a right mess of their implementations, although the situation is improving.

Ray