[Yeti DNS Discuss] [Experiment idea] DNAME from .local to AS112

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Mon Apr 25 03:36:04 UTC 2016

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 03:55:11PM -0700,
>   Paul Vixie<paul at redbarn.org>  wrote
>   a message of 25 lines which said:
>> i think we must not amend the iana name space unless the following
>> conditions are met:
> I understand your concern (with the recent op-ed in the Hindu and so
> on) but these conditions are so strict it boils down to "no".

then maybe the answer should be "no".

no matter how much we may declare this to be a nonproduction test bed, 
there are a bunch of ambulance chasers out there who want to discover 
that our intent is impure, and they will jump at every excuse. that's a 
corrosive anti-scientific agenda and i think of them as book burning 
fundamentalists that the world would be better off without, but we're 
stuck in the world we've got.

>> 1. there's an internet-draft describing the experiment, which has
>> been accepted as a work item in the DNSOP IETF WG.
> I plan to ask for adoption in a few weeks/months but one of the first
> questions asked in the working group will probably be "is it realistic?
> did you test it?" so we have a chicken-and-egg problem here.

we may be speaking past each other on this small matter. i'm talking 
about a DNSOP I-D describing the Yeti experiment, with the expectation 
that once it's adopted, it will be revised to include the results.

P Vixie

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