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

Mark Andrews <marka@isc.org> Fri, 21 October 2011 01:50 UTC

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In message <94C2E518-F34F-49E4-B15C-2CCCFAA96667@virtualized.org>rg>, David Conrad
 writes:
> On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Keith Moore wrote:
> > It might that IETF should consider "bare names" out of its scope, except pe
> rhaps to say that they're not DNS names, they don't have to necessarily be ma
> ppable 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 de
> fined in RFC 952 and modified by RFCs 1122?

The problem is that they *are* hostnames, just not "domain style" (RFC 952)
or "hierarchical" (RFC 921) hostnames.

> Regards,
> -drc
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