netiquette & zone transfers

Bill Manning bmanning at ISI.EDU
Fri Mar 24 08:54:22 UTC 2000

% 	There are often good reasons to transfer a zone.
% 	1. You have old resolvers which don't support search and you
% 		are below the zone you are transfering.
% 	2. You are debugging a problem.
% 	As for the legality.  The DNS is a public database, as long
% 	as you a willing to hand out answers for individual queries
% 	in the zones involved you would have an uphill battle to prove
% 	anything illegal.
	3. The DNS won't work w/o zone transfers. (but xfer isn't the only
	way to do it).

	And Mark's comments wrt legality, The DNS is a _hostile_ public


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