Re: [mif] bare names

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Wed, 19 October 2011 20:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [mif] bare names
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On 2011-10-20 06:52, Keith Moore wrote:
> 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.

I have thought for some time that the way to fix that problem is to
make sure that it *is* a DNS name.

Face the fact that split-horizon DNS is a fact, as Margaret said. Then figure
out how to deal with it. I suspect that defining .local. as the DNS equivalent
of fc00::/7 would work much better than instructing the tide to retreat.

This would be very useful for solving part of the 6renum problem, as well as some
aspects of mif and homenet.

    Brian