DNS ROOT understanding

Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Thu Nov 18 20:55:29 UTC 2004

>>>>> "Jonathan" == Jonathan de Boyne Pollard <J.deBoynePollard at Tesco.NET> writes:

    JR> The circumstances you describe are not those of a well behaved
    JR> DNS setup.

    Jonathan> Also wrong. The DNS setup described is behaving exactly
    Jonathan> as it should.

No it isn't. It's broken. The clients are asking for a non-existent
name in a bogus top-level domain. That by definition cannot be a well
behaved DNS setup.

In your earlier message on this thread you even admitted these queries
result from "the broken search path mechanism in IPv6-aware GLIBC". [I
have no idea if what you said is true and care even less.] If that's
the case, broken DNS software is generating bogus queries. How anyone
could consider that to be a well behaved DNS setup is beyond my

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