Re: [mif] [dnsext] 2nd Last Call for MIF DNS server selection document

David Conrad <drc@virtualized.org> Fri, 21 October 2011 01:19 UTC

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On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Keith Moore wrote:
> It might that IETF should consider "bare names" out of its scope, except perhaps to say that they're not DNS names, they don't have to necessarily be mappable to DNS names, and that their use and behavior is host and application-dependent.

Can we please not redefine what a "DNS name" is to meet a particular agenda?

Isn't it sufficient to say a 'bare name' does not conform to a hostname as defined in RFC 952 and modified by RFCs 1122?

Regards,
-drc