Re: [mif] bare names (was: [dnsext] 2nd Last Call for MIF DNS server selection document)

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Wed, 19 October 2011 17:53 UTC

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Subject: Re: [mif] bare names (was: [dnsext] 2nd Last Call for MIF DNS server selection document)
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On Oct 19, 2011, at 12:15 PM, Ted Lemon wrote:

> On Oct 19, 2011, at 10:44 AM, Keith Moore wrote:
>> No, I'm saying that there is a need for a naming convention that allows names with local meaning (however the meaning is determined) to be distinguished from DNS names. And longstanding practice is to use single-label names for this.
> 
> You mean like "foo.local"?

no.  "foo.local" is a lousy idea because it looks to an application exactly like a DNS name.