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Re: /8 end user assignment?

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Sat Aug 06 14:26:31 2005


On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 abuse@cabal.org.uk wrote:

>
> Sabri Berisha <sabri@cluecentral.net> wrote:
> [...]
> > With the use of anycast DNS servers on the internet, TCP is no
> > longer an option for DNS.
>
> Erm, bollocks.
>
> Just because a few nameservers are anycasted doesn't mean that the
> vast majority of non-anycasted servers may not use TCP.
>
> Optimising the common case of simple lookups so they fit in a UDP
> request makes good sense, but an overzealous determination to stamp
> out TCP DNS is not helpful, since it is rather useful under certain
> circumstances.

*cough* worldnic dns servers *cough*

it's part of the rfc, make sure it works please.