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Re: Beyond DNS...
On Mon, Jun 01, 1998 at 11:34:34AM -0400, Francois Beauregard wrote: > At 10:02 98-06-01 -0500, Jim Fleming wrote: > >On Monday, June 01, 1998 9:45 AM, Jared Mauch[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > wrote: > >@On Mon, Jun 01, 1998 at 09:23:38AM -0500, Jim Fleming wrote: > >@> On Monday, June 01, 1998 4:18 AM, James > Rishaw[SMTP:email@example.com] > ><snip> > >@ > >@ Even *fewer* people understand how dns works, nor can configure > >@it properly. This is easy to tell, log lame delegations on your > >@nameserver. Or log the "invalid" hostnames stuff, folks with _/, etc.. > >@in their dns entries. > >@ > > > >The DNS could be used for much more than it currently is configured > >to handle. It is only a matter of time before people become better > >educated about the general purpose nature of the system. Some > >people think that A records can only contain 32 bit IP addresses > >when in fact they are generic containers for objects of class, Integer. > > Nope... A records are IP (V4) only... So are AAAA (IP V6)... > > What you are referring to is the multitude of records existing currently > under DNS... Like the TXT (generic text), the RP (Responsible person), etc... > > There is approximately 30 different records existing, there is even about > half a dozen "mail routing" records that I've never seen used anywhere (how > sad :-) I have always wondered two things: 1. Why nearly NO windows applications (and to be fair, some *nix type apps) seem to understand multiple A records (gee, this one didn't work, lets try the next). 2. Why Web services don't have entries like MX hosts do. Why not be able to set preferences and fall over hosts? Seems instead of this, reverse proxies, round-robin etc. is being tried. -- Jonathan Bradshaw (Jonathan@NrgUp.Com) | Novell 4.x CNE | Ham Call N9OXE > Filter everyone... trust no one < "When people understand what Microsoft is up to, they're outraged." -- TIM O'REILLY, President, O'Reilly & Associates