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classless delegation [was: Re: IP address fee??]
- From: Peter van Dijk
- Date: Fri Sep 06 09:23:42 2002
On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 09:10:45AM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Sep 2002 14:42:39 +0200, Peter van Dijk <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > That is a common misconception. Recursing resolvers couldn't care less
> > if they are written according to spec (unlike old BIND versions, for
> > example).
> Well... way back when (18 months or so)...
I'm not referring to that particular problem, but read on.
> On Thu, 01 Feb 2001 18:11:34 PST, Paul Vixie <email@example.com> said:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org (Pim van Riezen) writes:
> > > bogosity while updating 8.2.2-P7 to 8.2.3:
> > >
> > > (1) 8.2.3 Doesn't accept the "(" in the SOA string to be on the next line
> > > after the IN SOA. Our script-generated zonefiles, about 45000 of them,
> > > all had this.
> > Neither do the relevant RFC's, or any other DNS implementation. Pre-8.2.3
> > was simply _wrong_ to accept that syntax.
> If you want to be the *next* guy who gets bit for 45K zones when the *next*
> next release starts enforcing something that was illegal-but-worked-mostly,
> be my guest....
A fun note is that BIND, in that situation (I worked for Vuurwerk at
that time as well), just put some (high-ascii) garbage in the logfile
and segfaulted, instead of reporting a nice error.
Ofcourse it is also highly broken that the RFC specifies the zonefile
[I think we're drifting offtopic here]
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