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Re: IP address fee??
- From: Brad Knowles
- Date: Fri Sep 06 10:22:56 2002
- Reply-by: Wed, 1 Jan 1984 12:34:56 +0100
At 3:40 PM +0200 2002/09/06, Peter van Dijk wrote:
Technically, you are correct. However, this issue is as much
about how the DNS has been used historically, and general agreed-upon
principles by which the DNS should be used, as it is about how do you
technically serve that information.
in-addr.arpa is not special from a DNS point-of-view.
If you have a nail and a hammer, there are ways of using the
hammer to hit the nail that will be less productive than others (in
terms of nailing some object to another). If you choose to lay the
nail flat on the top object and hit the side of the nail with the
hammer, you're welcome to do so.
However, if you do this, don't be surprised when it doesn't stick
to second object very well. Moreover, don't come complaining to me,
or anyone else, who told you that this was stupid thing to do.
For the most part, we only care about mis-uses and abuses of
technical tools (like the DNS) to the degree that we can modify
future versions of the programs that serve these protocols to refuse
to function in this manner, thus preventing people from accidentally
(or otherwise) doing these kinds of incredibly stupid things.
Bizarre. Truly bizarre. Somehow, I feel compelled to make some
remark about "perverting the course of the DNS", or somesuch.
What am I doing wrong in this case? A zone is delegated, the
nameserver receiving the delegation serves this zone. No apexes
Brad Knowles, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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