What DNS Is Not

Warren Bailey wbailey at gci.com
Fri Nov 13 06:17:22 UTC 2009


If it counts Paul, thanks for vixie cron. ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Vixie [mailto:vixie at isc.org] 
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:58 PM
To: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: What DNS Is Not

"Kevin Oberman" <oberman at es.net> writes:

> I find it mildly amusing that my first contact with Paul was about 25 
> years ago when he was at DEC and I objected to his use of a wildcard 
> for dec.com.

I was only an egg.

> The situations are not parallel and the Internet was a very different 
> animal in those days (and DEC was mostly DECnet), but still I managed 
> to maintain a full set of MX records for all of our DECnet systems.

Based partly on my conversation with you, I ended up pulling over the
list of DECnet nodes and generating MX's for each one, just to remove
that wildcard.  You were right, and I listened.  Probably I forgot to
thank you until now.  Thanks.
Paul Vixie

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