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Re: oh, for goodness' sake.
- From: Stephen Sprunk
- Date: Thu Apr 09 17:31:58 1998
Michael Dillon wrote:
> One of the stated uses of .INT is for international databases and that
> seems to be the reason that the reverse DNS for IPv6 is under .INT rather
> than .ARPA. Of course it may not be too late for IPv6 to be changes and
> for all important infrastructure info to be moved to .ARPA. We could even
> rationalize things somewhat, i.e.
> NET.ARPA for IP netblock whois info
> ARIN.NET.ARPA |
> RIPE.NET.ARPA |-queries to NET.ARPA will be redirected to one of these
> APNIC.NET.ARPA |
> RS.ARPA - route servers
> IANA.ARPA - IANA databases such as MIBs, port assignments
Quoted from RFC 1032:
"ARPA" is a temporary domain. It is by default appended to the
names of hosts that have not yet joined a domain. When the system
was begun in 1984, the names of all hosts in the Official DoD
Internet Host Table maintained by the NIC were changed by adding
of the label ".ARPA" in order to accelerate a transition to the
domain-naming system. Another reason for the blanket name changes
was to force hosts to become accustomed to using the new style
names and to modify their network software, if necessary. This
was done on a network-wide basis and was directed by DCA in DDN
Management Bulletin No. 22. Hosts that fall into this domain will
eventually move to other branches of the domain tree.
IN-ADDR.ARPA. is an obvious exception (reasoning in RFC 973), but I
think it's clear that the above info has no place being put in ARPA.
My vote's for NIC.INT. I'm still searching for the correct RFC on INT
rules to see if that's appropriate, however.
Stephen Sprunk "Oops." Email: email@example.com
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