Hostname Naming Compliance

Evan Hunt Evan_Hunt at
Mon Feb 23 19:07:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 01:54:46PM -0500, Eric C. Davis wrote:
> I know the option to use this compliance checker is present, but I'm 
> curious to know if there are plans to make it mandatory to comply.  We 
> aren't using this feature now, but I would like to.  My problem is 
> politicking my way around the issue of breaking something that works.  
> If Bind were to say they were going to start forcing compliance with 
> this naming standard, then I simply have to say it's a standard that is 
> being enforced.  Shouldn't enforcement be applied across the board 
> anyway instead of at the operator's discretion?

I haven't heard anyone at ISC suggest this, but if I did, I'd argue
against it.  I don't think we have any wish to be the "enforcers". :)
And anyway, if we put "mandatory" compliance into BIND, people who
wanted to break the rule would just hack it back out again.

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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