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Joe Abley jabley at
Fri Sep 1 19:50:52 UTC 2006

On 1-Sep-2006, at 15:07, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> Well, let's rephrase that. Anyone can't get a TLD zone?

While there are many smaller TLD zones that don't get updated very  
often and which have wide-open AXFR to all and sundry, I'm betting  
that the majority of zones that people on this list care about either  
update sufficiently rapidly that zone synchronisation is non-trivial,  
or have zone transfer restrictions in place, or both.

> What could F or I do if an operator were advertising
> those blocks internally? Consider them no different than
> blackholes. It's the same concept.

If you want an answer worth reading, then ask ISC or RIPE. I'm sure  
this is something that has occurred to them to think about.

I could pontificate about the freedom of individual operators to do  
whatever they please versus the wider issue of coherence and  
consistency in the DNS, but it'd just be so much Friday-afternoon noise.


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