Need help explaining in-addr.arpa to Limelight
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Tue Oct 24 01:13:03 UTC 2006
At 18:48 -0400 10/23/06, Joseph S D Yao wrote:
>No, because in fact you can. There is nothing magic about an
I'd say there is some magic. Possibly.
If an admin were granted the authority for a /25 worth of space, then
you can't just delegate that part of the in-addr.arpa domain. That's
the RFC Joe Abley cited.
A /24 can be delegated (assuming we are talking about 255 addresses,
from .0 to .255). Perhaps, and this is weak speculation, the ISP in
question is not used to SWIPing /24 and has an institutional policy
of using RFC 2317 in all cases.
As far as the DNS protocol goes, there's nothing different between
the forward and reverse. But there are differences in the
conventions used for placing data.
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