On 23 jun 2010, at 23.05, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
Hmm...regarding the new RR, the only thing I can think of today is the
need for some changes in the provisioning system from which one create
the DNS zones. I do not know of any DNS code today that can not handle
"unknown" DNS RR Types, but maybe I am wrong? I am though confused over
(1) as this is 2010 and not 1998.
I am thinking more of client APIs.
Sure, but, support for unknown RR Types is said to be needed since long time
back. And what API do not handle the ability to request an RR with a specific
int res_query(const char *dname, int class, int type, u_char *answer, int
Anyway...this discussion has been held in the IETF I do not know how many
times. Instead of writing another 10 lines of code (or whatever is needed)
people fall back to existing RR Types, and not only that, define future
protocols because of lack of #define for new RRTYPES.
I know people have different views here, and I have one specific view ;-)
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