DNS name compression with BIND9

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Fri May 26 00:41:23 UTC 2006

pascalpoirier at gmail.com wrote:

>Hi there,
>I am working on a testsuite for DNS server. I would like to know if
>there is something to do to remove the name compression used by BIND9.
Just stick to using names that have nothing in common with each other, 
so that label compression is not possible. For your (in)convenience 
there are plenty of TLDs from which to choose.

Seriously, how valid can it be to test anything in DNS with 
label-compression disabled? Label compression is pervasive in day-to-day 
DNS. It would be like trying to do automotive crash-testing with 
vehicles that include no glass, rubber or plastic in their construction. 
Sure you could test like that, but would the results have any value?

                                                   - Kevin

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