Adding CNAME for the root domain issue
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Wed Apr 27 19:44:07 UTC 2016
In article <mailman.645.1461772844.73610.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
Sam Wilson <Sam.Wilson at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> In article <mailman.633.1461768150.73610.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
> "Baird, Josh" <jbaird at follett.com> wrote:
> > Any thoughts on a service like Cloudfare's 'CNAME Flattening' ?
> > 
> > https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-cname-flattening-rfc-compliant-cname
> > s-at-a-domains-root/
> Does anyone else find themselves mentally yelling "apex!" whenever they
> read the word "root" in that document?
I've long since stopped getting bothered by sloppy language like this,
ever since people started using "IP" as short for "IP address", or using
"class A, B, C" to refer to /8, /6, and /24 prefixes, rather than the
original address ranges.
The context always makes it clear when root == apex.
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