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Re: Delegating /24's from a /19
- From: Owen DeLong
- Date: Tue Mar 15 23:23:45 2005
Nor is he claiming it. Nowhere on the internet is there anything saying
Firstly he does NOT have authority for the /16 reverse. Lots
of latent problems there.
that the entire /16 should be looked up against his nameserver. No
should exist pointing to his nameserver as authoritative for the /16.
The convenience of having a zone file that is based on a /16 that he owns
part of does not create authority out of thin air, nor does it make any
meaningful claim to authority except to a system which (mistakenly) attempts
to use those nameservers as resolvers. Yes, if you are going to do this, it
is a prerequisite that your nameserver _NOT_ be anyone's resolver.
Huh? I'm not sure what you mean by "sideways delegations". It is
Secondly sideways delegations don't work.
perfectly acceptable, for example, for:
a.root-servers.net returns 16.172.in-addr.arpa. IN NS ns1.arin.net.
ns1.arin.net returns 124.16.172.in-addr.apra. IN NS ns1.foobar.com.
ns1.foobar.com. returns 124.16.172.in-addr.arpa. IN NS ns1.subsidiary.com.
ns1.subsidiary.com. returns 184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR
This does work. This is what is being proposed.
Thirdly I'm sick and tired of having to debug stupid
schemes ISP's come up with to try to avoid SWIPing the
nameservers in situations like this. They don't work
or they don't meet the customers expectations (i.e.
they have a /24 and should just be able to use x.y.z.in-addr.arpa
and have it work reliably).
So don't debug them. As long as ARIN has all of the /24s within the /19
pointing as NS records to the nameserver which contains the partially
populated /16 zone file (or which secondaries each of the relevant /24 zones
from their true owners), things work just fine. Nothing really to debug.
Delegation is the DNS is strictly hierachical.
I don't see where the above breaks this.
You either SWIP the new servers or you slave the zones
from the customer. In both cases you are following the
delegation heirarchy. Note even if you slave the zones
you still have to ensure the delegation is correct.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this. I will point out that
the above solution is working in a number of networks without problem.
Sure, if you screw it up, it doesn't work. That's true of DNS generally.
P.S. Learn to trim quotations.
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