[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: [afnog] "What DNS Is Not"

Douglas Onyango ondouglas at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 13 11:46:36 SAST 2009

Looking from the standpoint of how much trouble redirection pause:-

- Spam (records are synthesized, hence would have been invalid records check out)
- Ambiguous error reporting to users
- Names with illegal Characters are allowed through, et al

I believe this makes for plausible reason to rescind these, but understanding  how much work maybe involved (rewriting DNS standards e.t.c), i would suggest a Best practice be used in place of prohibition this for the moment.

Douglas Onyango +256(0712)981329

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--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Dr Paulos Nyirenda <paulos at sdnp.org.mw> wrote:

From: Dr Paulos Nyirenda <paulos at sdnp.org.mw>
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] Re: [afnog] "What DNS Is Not"
To: "Stephane Bortzmeyer" <bortzmeyer at nic.fr>, "Afnog Mailing List" <afnog at afnog.org>, africann at afrinic.net
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 11:38 AM

The worries and concerns on DNS redirection and/or tricks compounded by the "confusion 
and mixing of issues" as stated here highlight the difficulty in clarifying this issue 
currently causing difficulties for the ccNSO with an ICANN Board resolution made in 
Sydney in June 2009 as:

"Resolved (2009.06.26.21), the (ICANN) Board requests that the ccNSO provide a report on 
mechanisms that could be employed to ensure that redirection and synthesis at the top 
level is effectively prohibited", 
see http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-26jun09.htm
and http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/minutes-council-15sep09-en.pdf

Does anyone have any suggestions on such mechanisms that are being sought here?

The DNS standards have these technically enabled, should they then be prohibited?


Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD

On 13 Nov 2009 at 11:08, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 06:39:14PM +0300,
>  Gerald Begumisa <gbegumisa at gmail.com> wrote 
>  a message of 18 lines which said:
> > This was an interesting read:
> Yes, interesting but confused, mixing different issues (DNS tricks for
> CDNs and ISP resolvers lying for money). The only common issue is the
> fact that all these things violate the rule of data consistency (every
> DNS request everywhere in the world should give the same result). But,
> apart from that, they are too different, IMHO, to be discussed in the
> same paper.
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