John C Klensin wrote:
(iii) The IETF has indicated enough times that domain
names, not literal addresses, should be used in both
protocols and documents that doing anything else should
reasonably require clear and strong justification.
I take issue with that as a general statement. There are plenty of
applications where the ability to use literal addresses on an occasional
basis is quite useful - e.g. for diagnostic purposes (of various kinds)
or in a pinch when DNS is broken or not set up correctly. Furthermore
addresses are precise where domain names are not.
To remove the capability to use address literals is to cripple our
(your other three points seemed fine to me)
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