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Re: oh, for goodness' sake.
Well, my point, really, was that generating filter lists and *loading them* while relying on things in the network which aren't reliable enough is rather silly. IF you're going to run an automated procedure with the *expectation* that these operations (like a DNS lookup) won't fail, then you had better have mil-grade reliability. The *REAL* solution is <DON'T DO THAT>. I find it insane that folks were auto-generating filter lists off RIPE's information, using DNS lookups, without enough error checking to handle the case where the domain doesn't resolve! -- -- Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - Serving Chicagoland and Wisconsin http://www.mcs.net/ | T1's from $600 monthly / All Lines K56Flex/DOV | NEW! Corporate ISDN Prices dropped by up to 50%! Voice: [+1 312 803-MCS1 x219]| EXCLUSIVE NEW FEATURE ON ALL PERSONAL ACCOUNTS Fax: [+1 312 803-4929] | *SPAMBLOCK* Technology now included at no cost On Wed, Apr 08, 1998 at 06:33:47PM -0300, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > What would be the utility of doing that? Shouldn't we first direct > effort towards making the ROOT servers that reliable? And then there's > always the networks used to *reach* these servers, which are often of > questionable reliability, especially when a MAE is involved. > > Then again, that assumes that routers need military-grade DNS > capability, which is an absurd concept to begin with. The routers > should simply continue to operate normally (or slightly degraded) if DNS > isn't available. Any other design is doomed to horrible race > conditions. > > Stephen > > > Karl Denninger wrote: > > > > However, the nameserver infrastructure for such a TLD needs to go *far* > > beyond *any* existing TLD's nameserver infrastructure. You're talking here > > about things that need near, or even at, military-grade reliability levels > > of service. > > > > -- > Stephen Sprunk "Oops." Email: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sprint Paranet -Albert Einstein ICBM: 33.00151N 96.82326W