What DNS Is Not
dga at cs.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 10 01:01:29 UTC 2009
On Nov 9, 2009, at 7:52 PM, Buhrmaster, Gary wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
>> [mailto:bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com]
>> Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 4:32 PM
>> To: Patrick W. Gilmore
>> Cc: NANOG list
>> Subject: Re: What DNS Is Not
>> notbeing Paul, its rude of me to respond - yet you posted this
>> to a public list ... so here goes.
>> Why do you find your behaviour in your domains acceptable and yet
>> the same behaviour in others zones to be "a Bad Thing" and
>> should be
> Ok, devils advocate argument.
> Is there is a difference between being a domain "owner"
> (Patrick wanting to wildcard the domain he has paid for),
> and a domain "custodian" (Verisign for the .com example)
> in whether wildcards are ever acceptable in the DNS
> responses you provide?
I think this is spot on.
In particular: Patrick, for some domains at least, can implement a
wildcard with the full cooperation and agreement of all of the
customers of sub-zones within his domain. Particularly if he doesn't
resell any subdomains within it. Verisign cannot. 
 As a customer of .com, my own disagreement on this is sufficient
to prove that they don't have unanimous agreement. :-)
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