Interesting. So, they knew that standardization was necessary, the
proposed a standard, the standard wasn't accepted, so they distributed
code to users anyway, and wrote a book anyway.
I find that even more worthy of criticism.
Did they think they would force this through later? Never mind, it doesn't
matter what they thought.
As this "clarify" seems to have been dead for years, we should get on with
the business of clarifying AXFR as it was commonly interpreted. And lets
get on with the MAXFR proposal.
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Erik Nordmark wrote:
Apparently, you aren't even aware that your changes will make all non-bind
9 servers non-compliant. Had you been aware of that, it seems you would
have brought this proposal forward something like 3 years ago, before
releasing Bind 9, and before publishing a book on the subject.
A data point.
INTERNET-DRAFT Andreas Gustafsson
draft-ietf-dnsext-axfr-clarify-00.txt Nominum Inc.
Seems to be 3 years ago.