How to validate SRV record?

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Sun Aug 26 15:58:56 UTC 2012

I wouldn't assume that BIND would _unconditionally_ reject 
non-RFC-6335-compliant names. check-names can be set to warn, fail or 

                                             - Kevin

On 8/25/2012 2:31 AM, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM, Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote:
>> Fine, the validator would confirm that the SRV's owner name is compliant
>> with RFC 6335, no more, no less.
> You seem to completely ignore the idea of non-standard, locally
> defined services, but they really exist and are used. If you insist on
> only registered services, BIND will no longer work for those and they
> are explicitly allowed by RFC2782 and people expect them to continue
> to work. RFC635 clearly states that service names SHOULD be registered
> with IANA, but any enterprise using a locally developed and quite
> possibly proprietary service is quite unlikely to register it or want
> to do so. After all, it would serve no purpose at all, even if the SRV
> records were used between enterprise facilities over the wider
> Internet.

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