[arin-announce] ARIN Resource Certification Update

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Mon Jan 24 22:52:03 CST 2011

On Jan 25, 2011, at 11:35 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> thinking of using DNS is tempting

The main arguments I see against it are:

1.	Circular dependencies.

2.	The generally creaky, fragile, brittle, non-scalable state of the overall DNS infrastructure in general.

Routing and DNS, which are the two essential elements of the Internet control plane, are e also its Achilles' heels.  It can be argued that making routing validation dependent upon the DNS would make this situation worse.

The main reasons for it are those Danny stated:

1.	DNS exists.

2.	DNSSEC is in the initial stages of deployment.

3.	There's additional relevant work going on which would make DNS more suitable for this application.

4.	Deployment inertia.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

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