FQDNs in masters-list (was: Help: Secondary for...)
Andreas S. Oesterhelt
oes at oesterhelt.dyndns.org
Mon Mar 5 09:58:53 UTC 2001
Brad Knowles writes:
> It's one thing to understand the desires of the users and the
> people who are ignorant of the technical details, it's quite another
> to actually change the protocol itself (and the programs that serve
> it) to accommodate those desires, without causing irreparable harm.
Maybe it's just my ignorance of the technical details, but I fail to
a) Allowing masters to be specified by name and
b) having the slave do, if necessary, lookups for the master's
address before zone transfers,
could possibly require a change in the protocol or standard.
As for the BIND software, I would (naively) expect changes to be
confined to minor extensions to parsing the named.conf file, the
dns_c_slave_zone data structure and adding the lookup.
Rest assured that I'm quite aware of the implications of changing
the protocol of such a fundamental service as DNS and I'm not
In fact, my last mail wasn't even a proposal but the question to
you experts, whether such a proposal would make sense.
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