The End-To-End Internet (was Re: Blocking MX query)

Masataka Ohta mohta at
Fri Sep 7 06:30:24 UTC 2012

Andrew Sullivan wrote:

>> the DNS and won't discover anything about the DNS that can't be had
>> via getaddrinfo() until long after its too late redefine the protocol
>> in terms of seeking SRV records.
> Oh, sure, I get that.  One of the problems I've had with the "end to
> end NAT" argument is exactly that I can't see how it's any more
> deployable than IPv6, for exactly this reason.

The easiest part of the deployment is to modify end systems.

> Because of the 20-year problem, I think now
> would be an excellent time to start thinking about how to make usable
> all those nice features we already have in the DNS.

Apple did it. See RFC6281.

						Masataka Ohta

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