RFC1712 - is anyone actually using GPOS RR's ?

Jesper Skriver jesper at skriver.dk
Mon Nov 15 18:46:05 UTC 1999

On Mon, Nov 15, 1999 at 09:50:37AM -0500, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >As subject says, is anyone actually using these ?
> i don't think so.  it's still in "experimental" status, and the bind
> code has only this to say about it:
> include/arpa/nameser.h:       ns_t_gpos = 27,         /* Geographical position (withdrawn). */
> include/arpa/nameser_compat.h:#define T_GPOS          ns_t_gpos
> lib/resolv/res_debug.c:       {ns_t_gpos,     "GPOS",         "geographical position (withdrawn)"},
> so i don't think anyone ever bothered with it at all.
> >We were thinking of adding this to our automated dns scripts ... but if
> >nobody actually uses them, we don't want to spend time on it ...
> use LOC (rfc1876) instead.  it's more or less the same, but with more
> info.

Thanks for the pointer, then my next question will be ... 
Are any registering LOC for their routers/hosts ?
Any visual traceroute or similar applications using this ?


Jesper Skriver (JS4261-RIPE), Network manager      
Tele Danmark DataNet, IP section (AS3292)

One Unix to rule them all, One Resolver to find them,
One IP to bring them all and in the zone to bind them.

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