[Yeti DNS Discuss] Yeti root reverse mapping

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Wed Jul 1 16:37:50 UTC 2015

João Damas wrote:
> Honestly, matching reverse DNS? 
> It is already bothersome and pointless that some people think that is a requirement that adds real value to an SMTP server, this is a DNS server.  As long as there is a name to pretty-print your traceroute, it is enough, and even that is just a nice-to-have

joao, i agree as to utility. but for optics, i think it functions as a
statement by the network operator that they do in fact intend to run a
yeti name server at that address. absent that statement, the AAAA could
be suspected of being a typographic error. this is important in a large
project with loose coordination where "server address does not answer"
is ambiguous as to whether it's an intended server that has an
operational problem, vs. an unintended or abandoned server.

so, i favour getting working PTR's in place, and the TISF yeti server
does so.

Paul Vixie

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