Question about RFC-2317

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Mon Jan 8 15:03:41 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 01:43:35AM -0800,
 Clenna Lumina <savagebeaste at> wrote 
 a message of 64 lines which said:

> What I can't seem to figure out for the life of me is *why* this is
> needed? [...] It doesn't seem to make sense with the NS entries
> pointing to the name servers that those chunks (/lengths) are being
> deligated to.

Because BIND knows nothing about the syntax 128/26. It could as well
be AnyStringYouLike. 128/26 is just for humans to know what it is
about but BIND does not parse it to find that it is a delegation of a
CIDR prefix.

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