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    On the .BIND and .SERVER Top Level Domains
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 05 2005, @05:13AM (#15105)
    http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~llynch/dnsop/msg03436 .html

    "Apologies in advance for the length of this message. As a person 'somewhat' involved in inflicting this topic into dnsop in the first place and being listed as a co-author (although Suzanne should get the credit for keeping this alive), I have to admit I'm confused.

    My intent in writing the original draft was to document existing practice and behavior (a txt query in the chaos class for {version,hostname}.bind) and suggest an alternative with minimal changes that would be less offensive to other vendors (a txt query in the chaos class for {version,id}.server).

    The reason I suggested the approach I did was that I figured the folks who implemented chaos/txt *.bind (which, surprisingly enough, isn't just BIND) would find it trivial to change the string queried for. Mucking about with anything any more complicated than that (e.g., OPT RRs, the status opcode, multiple questions per query, or whatever) would imply code changes and thus, require significantly more work (in a relative sense). In fact, as I was coming up with my original draft, I asked some other DNS server implementors if they'd be willing to do chaos/txt id.server and they had indicated that it wouldn't be out of the question.

    The reason I thought this functionality would be useful was because the root servers were then just beginning (!) to be anycasted and one of the concerns expressed about this approach for strengthening the roots was that if an anycast root server instance went off into the weeds, it would be nice to be able to identify the culprit instance.

    In other words, my goal was to suggest something _simple_ to meet an actual and immediate _operational_ need. A novel and heretical thought, I know. I was and am perfectly well aware that my original proposal was far from optimal, however I felt it had the best chance of actually being implemented in real live operational servers before hell froze over.

    Unfortunately, after a particularly unpleasant public exchange with Randy Bush (for which I belatedly apologize to dnsop participants who had to wade through it), I gave up in disgust. Subsequently, Suzannne took on the responsibility of continuing tilting at this particular windmill."
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