Re: [lamps] New draft: rfc6844bis

Jacob Hoffman-Andrews <> Tue, 17 July 2018 22:45 UTC

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On 07/10/2018 06:58 AM, Corey Bonnell wrote:
> It looks like the updated ABNF grammar for the issue property tag is missing some line breaks, as several of the production rules are now on the same line.
Thanks. I've fixed this in my working copy, and it will make it into the 
next revision.

> There is one more issue that we might want to tackle as part of the 6844-bis effort: changing the "SHOULD" for making CAA queries against authoritative nameservers to a "MUST" (section 6.3: For example, all portions of the DNS lookup process SHOULD be performed against the authoritative name server). This was originally mentioned in, but I don't think this has been brought up on this mailing list before and thought we should at least discuss it. My opinion is that it should remain a "SHOULD" in the RFC, otherwise the RFC is dictating policy. The preferable route is to define required lookup properties in policy explicitly (eg, the Baseline Requirements would dictate that all lookups MUST be performed against an authoritative nameserver).
Yeah, I agree we should keep this as a SHOULD. I think defining what 
exactly it means could get messy. For instance, CAs are likely to use an 
internal recursive resolver, which in turn contacts a series of 
authoritative resolvers.