Bare TLD resolutions

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Wed Sep 17 22:05:05 UTC 2014


In message <21906507.2046.1410990673107.JavaMail.root at benjamin.baylink.com>, Ja
y Ashworth writes:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark Andrews" <marka at isc.org>
> 
> > Search lists are for hosts and host like things. Resolver libraries
> > have different interfaces for different purposes. Single label
> > hostnames for reaching non local equipment was deliberately phase
> > out in the 1980's as it was clearly a bad concept.
> 
> Yes, and we're discussing the practical reason *why* it's a bad concept. 
> 
> :-)
> 
> My abject apologies to everyone who didn't get that I was talking about
> the *source* of the problem by synecdoche.

The source of the problem is bad search list handling.  It wouldn't matter
what records are there if the search list handling was correct.

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Mark Andrews, ISC
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